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.

Questions? Contact Us Read More About Vision 2020



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


Meet community need for new and existing indoor recreation space.


Innovative programming to meet community needs.


Exceptional and consistent guest experience.


Sustainable revenue strategies and funding options.

Internal Operations

Strengthen Organizational Culture.

Focus on the Future News


Posted Wednesday, December 21, 2022 - 9:26am

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.

Posted Monday, November 21, 2022 - 3:09pm

Ben Allison Park playground replacement coming in 2023

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

Posted Friday, November 11, 2022 - 10:57am

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.

Posted Friday, October 21, 2022 - 3:09pm

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.

Posted Monday, September 26, 2022 - 2:42pm

Ribbon cutting celebrates redeveloped east playground at Eldridge Park

Cloudy skies didn’t stop the neighborhood from coming out to play last Saturday during the ribbon cutting at Eldridge Park’s newly redeveloped east playground.

Posted Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 9:27am

Eldridge Park redevelopment begins with removal of equipment by Kids Around the World

A new playground is coming to Eldridge Park's east side!

Posted Friday, May 20, 2022 - 9:28am

For Sixteenth Consecutive Year, Elmhurst Park District Earns Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

For the sixteenth year in a row, the Elmhurst Park District has earned the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for

Posted Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 2:56pm

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.

Posted Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 1:28pm

Park Board approves Centennial Park and Glos Park Master Plans

Master Plans for the expansion of Glos Memorial Park and the development of Centennial Park were approved at the June 28

Posted Friday, May 28, 2021 - 1:56pm

Please take our Centennial Park development survey

Update - This survey is now closed.

Posted Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 8:39am

Centennial Park Open House - Master Plan Review

Update: Due to weather, we will be meeting inside at Centennial Recreation Center.

We are working to enhance a park in your community and we need your help. Stop by our Open House at to give your opinion about the proposed Master Plan for the park.

Posted Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 10:11am

Take our Glos Memorial Park expansion survey

Update - This survey is now closed. 

Posted Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 2:49pm

In anticipation of Glos Memorial Park expansion and redevelopment, Park Board authorizes environmental services for 135 Palmer Drive

Glos Memorial Park has provided open space and formal gardens in downtown Elmhurst, the community’s most densely populated area, since the 1

Posted Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 9:28am

Glos Memorial Park Open House

5/3/21 - Please note that this open house is being moved indoors to the History Museum annex due to the rain forecast this evening.

Posted Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 2:09pm

Centennial Park Open House

We are working to enhance a park in your community and we need your help.

Posted Friday, January 29, 2021 - 11:48am

Park Board discusses proposed 2021 Capital Projects, including demolition of 135 Palmer Drive building

Improvements at the newest District park and expansion of green space are just some of the proposed capital projects District staff is planning for in 2021.