Elmhurst Park District News
When the Playground for Everyone at Butterfield Park opens in mid-2016, the playground won’t be the only eye-catching element on display.
In response to requests from Butterfield Park neighbors, the Park Board of Commissioners has scheduled a special board meeting for Monday, November 2.
Despite some rainy weather, East End Playground reopened this Saturday, October 24, with smiling faces and kids eager to play. Park Board President Carolyn Ubriaco talked about the history of East End Park, which was purchased in 1929 from the Albert Bucholz Farm.
East End Park’s Playground is getting a makeover this fall, but the playground is not the only new feature at East End Park.
The arrival of a concrete mixer on site means that concrete work has begun at the East End Playground renovation project.
The 2015 East End Playground Project construction is set to begin on Monday, August 17. New playground equipment and site furnishings, a soft safety surface, fencing and an ADA accessible concrete walk will be installed. The park will also receive tree plantings and landscape restoration.
Imagine a playground where every child can participate in all elements of the design. A place where children of all abilities can play, socialize, and dream together; fostering acceptance, friendship, and understanding through play. For many children with disabilities this may represent the only place in their lives where they can swing, slide, climb, spin and play side-by-side with their friends and peers without having to abandon their usual means of mobility.
In May of 1961 the Elmhurst Park District entered into an agreement with the Joseph Lizzadro Family Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation, to provide land for the construction and operation of t
On February 26, the district held a second meeting regarding the East End Park playground renovation scheduled for fall 2015. Two preliminary playground concepts were presented based on feedb
The IPRA ( Illinois Park & Recreation Association) awards agencies for outstanding and unique achevements in the design and development of a renovated facility.
October 22, 2014 Park Board Meeting
The Park Board unanimously approved three motions related to stormwater detention in York Commons and Golden Meadows Park.
In 2016, the Elmhurst Park District will be making improvements to Butterfield Park, including refurbishing the three tennis courts and lighting systems, correcting drainage issues in the park, and replacing the walking path.
As interest rates fluctuate, it can be beneficial to refund (refinance) bonds to attain a lower rate. Much like refinancing your own home, refinancing General Obligation (G.O.) Bonds may redu
After a long winter, staff is excited to finish the last leg of the Wilder Park Conservatory Project - the landscaping. One of the basic principles of landscape architecture is for the landsc
Spring has arrived early at the Wilder Park Conservatory & Greenhouse. Inside it is a comfortable 80 degrees and the springlike scent of soil and plants lingers. It's hard to believ
The fully restored Wilder Park Conservatory and beautiful new greenhouse, scheduled to open to the public on April 12, 2014, were partially funded thanks to a Park & Recreational Facility Const
To help address storm water management, open space preservation, economic development and education, the Park District created a potential plan that may appeal to the City of Elmhurst, School Distr
As the project winds down the scope of the work on the Wilder Park Conservatory and Greenhouse Restoration Project has shifted from large-scale items to detail work. Electricians are programm
A new sidewalk has been installed along the north end of the Conservatory that connects to the link. The link is a new structure that connects the Conservatory and Greenhouse.
On Tuesday, October 29th in East Peoria, IL, the Elmhurst Park District was honored with the Governor’s Sustainability Award by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) for its
The Elmhurst Park District is home to 18 playgrounds located throughout the various parks in the city. In order to keep them up-to-date with the latest safety standards and to address residents’ needs, the Park District replaces one playground per year. Currently the Washington Park playground is under construction with a new playground being built in its place.
The Wilder Park Conservatory and Greenhouse Restoration Project continues; the frames for the foundations have been removed and construction crews have begun to backfill the spaces surrounding the foundations.