Commemorative Bricks

The Elmhurst Park District invites you to honor a loved one or commemorate a special occasion with a permanent engraved brick paver. With several unique locations to choose from, including the Diana Nicholas Memorial Garden at Wilder Mansion, The Hub Walkway at Berens Park, Wilder Woodland Walk, Wilder Park Walkway, Wilder Park Tennis Court Promenade, and the 9/11 Memorial at Spring Road and the Prairie Path, you're sure to find the perfect spot for your message.

Commemorative Brick Locations

Diana Nicholas Memorial Garden (View Map)

Thanks to a generous donation from an Elmhurst family, Wilder Mansion is framed by elegant formal gardens and a fountain. The gardens provide an additional ¼ acre of green space in Elmhurst’s urban center, fitting the District’s mission of “creating beauty in the built environment.” The gardens’ tranquil beauty provides the ideal setting to honor a loved one or commemorate a special occasion.

Wilder Park Formal Gardens (View Map)

The Wilder Park Formal Garden features a walkway of personalized pavers that winds through the rose, perennial, herb, and woodland gardens located at the south end of Wilder Park. Please note: All spaces in the Formal Gardens are full. Spaces are available in the Wilder Woodland Walk and Wilder Park Walkway.

The Hub Walkway at Berens Park (View Map)

Looking for a unique gift? Honor your favorite baseball fan or commemorate a special occasion with the purchase of a personalized brick paver at The Hub in Berens Park.

Wilder Park Tennis Court Promenade (View Map)

Serve up a gift your favorite tennis fan will love: a commemorative brick paver at the brand new Wilder Park Tennis Court Promenade, which overlooks the recently upgraded tennis courts.

Wilder Woodland Walk (View Map)

Located in the southeast corner of the park, the Wilder Woodland Walk meanders through a grove of pine trees. Personalized brick pavers are available to honor your favorite nature lover.

Wilder Park Walkway (View Map)

Wilder Park Walkway serves as the gateway into Elmhurst’s oldest and most storied park. Honor a history lover with a personalized brick paver in the southwest corner of park.

Elmhurst 9/11 Memorial (View Map)

Be a part of history by creating your own personalized brick paver at Elmhurst's 9/11 Memorial, honoring those who sacrificed their lives in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. Please download the Elmhurst 9/11 Memorial Brick Paver Order Form for details on sizes and pricing. For additional questions contact Administrative Office Supervisor Nimfa Melesio at nmelesioatepd [dot] org or at (630) 993-4728.

Commemorative Brick Pricing

Each donation to the memorial brick areas in Diana Nicholas Memorial Garden, The Hub Walkway at Berens Park, Wilder Park Tennis Court Promenade, Wilder Woodland Walk, or the Wilder Park Walkway will be commemorated with an 8 inch by 4 inch brick paver. Below are corresponding fees:

Wilder Park Woodland Walk (View Map) $90
Wilder Park Walkway (View Map) $90
Wilder Park Tennis Court Promenade (View Map) $90
Wilder Mansion - Diana Nicholas Garden (View Map) $130
Berens Park - The Hub Commemorative Walk (View Map) $90
9/11 Memorial Prairie Path - Special Order Form (View Map) Special Pricing

Each paver is engraved with up to three lines of type with a maximum of thirteen characters per line including spacing, punctuation and special characters.

Ordering & Installation Information

Please download the Elmhurst Park District Commemorative Brick Paver Order Form and email form to nmelesioatepd [dot] org or mail to:

Elmhurst Park District
Commemorative Brick Program
375 W. First St.
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Pavers are ordered four times per year. The following are the cut-off dates for orders and the approximate date of installation:

ORDER IN BY:
INSTALLED BY:
July 1st
October 1st
October 1st
January 1st (weather permitting)
January 1st
April 1st (weather permitting)
April 1st
July 1st

The dates above allow enough time for shipping and installation of pavers at the walk. Winter orders are installed as soon as the ground thaws. On occasion, the engraving company will be extremely busy and additional time will have to be allowed for engraving and delivery. Every effort will be made to install the pavers by the dates listed above.

A confirmation letter is mailed to you after your order is received. This allows you the opportunity to check the spelling and layout of your paver before it is engraved. If a telephone call is not received explaining necessary corrections, it will be assumed that the layout on the confirmation letter is correct. Your telephone call stating that the layout is acceptable is always welcome, but not required.

After the pavers are installed, a confirmation letter will be sent to the donor as official notification of installation.

Please note: The Park District works hard to ensure the pavers are protected and the garden is beautifully maintained. Because pavers are made of natural and man-made materials, the colors can vary slightly from brick to brick and a fading of color is expected during the first few years.