Focus on the Future

You’ve told us a lot about your vision for the future so far, and we’re listening

  • You’d like new places to play
  • You want more community programming
  • You want even better upkeep of parks and fields

We want to make it happen, however we have limited financial resources

  • Our tax rate is one of the lowest compared to other DuPage County park districts
  • In October 2019, a majority of registered voters did not support a referendum for the six proposed Vision 2020 large-scale projects that addressed the community’s vision of parks and recreation priorities (2019 Voter Survey data)
  • Even with limited resources and aging facilities, we are addressing some of the identified priorities and continue to provide critical community benefits (e.g., environmental, social, health and wellness, educational, etc.) and contribute to Elmhurst’s quality of life
  • With input from the community again, the Park District will redefine Vision 2020 Plan priorities in 2022-23 to create a new community-driven vision of parks and recreation for 2023 and beyond.

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Vision 2020 Priorities

Facilities

Facilities

Meet community need for new and existing indoor recreation space.

Parks - Vision 2020

Parks

Meet community need for parks, open space, and outdoor amenities.

Programming

Programming

Innovative programming to meet community needs.

Communications

Communications

Exceptional and consistent guest experience.

Finance

Finance

Sustainable revenue strategies and funding options.

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Internal Operations

Strengthen Organizational Culture.

Focus on the Future News

 

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Sugar Creek Golf Course Ribbon Cutting

Sugar Creek Golf Course underwent a significant restoration project this year.

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2023 State of the Park District now available to view

The 2023 State of the Park District Address is now available to view online. The address was presented on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 by Park Board President, Kevin Graf and Executive Director, Jim Rogers at Kies Recreation Center. It highlighted District projects and future plans, including progress on the Vision 2020 comprehensive plan and an update on the Elevate Elmhurst Parks project.
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Sugar Creek Restoration Ribbon Cutting

Park Board members, Park District staff and the communities of Elmhurst and Villa Park came together last Saturday at Sugar Creek Golf Course to celebrate the restoration of Sugar Creek, which incl

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Elmhurst Park District to build new park with the help of state grant

Today Governor Pritzker announced the Elmhurst Park District was a recipient of an Open Space Land Acquisition and Development grant in the amount of $340,300 to be used to fund half the cost of the planned $680,000 development of a brand-new park in the Pick Subdivision called Pick Park. The Park District anticipates completing design development and engineering this year with construction beginning and the new park opening in 2024.

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Park Board approves moving forward with dog park architecture and engineering services

Plans for a dog park in Elmhurst are coming together. The Park Board approved hiring Upland Design to complete dog park architecture and engineering services at their Monday, December 19 meeting.

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Ben Allison Park playground replacement coming in 2023

Improvements are coming to Ben Allison Park next year, including a new playground.

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Sugar Creek holds ground breaking for restoration project

Sugar Creek Golf Course held a ground breaking ceremony for the Sugar Creek restoration project on Saturday, November 5.

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Virtual State of the Park District Address

Ask questions and learn about District projects, accomplishments and future plans at the upcoming Virtual State of the Park District Address at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16.

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Park Board focuses on strengthening District’s organizational culture with hiring of DEI firm

Expressing a continued commitment toward strategically advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) across the organization, the Elmhurst Park District Park Board approved at their January 10 meeting the hiring of Edquity-Minded Consulting, LLC to conduct a DEI organizational assessment.