Elmhurst Park District News

Posted: July 8, 2020

The Park District is excited to announce that, in cooperation with the State of Illinois’ Restore Illinois Plan, The Hub’s Spray Ground will reopen Saturday, July 11 for 2 hour timeslots.

Posted: July 7, 2020

In accordance with the State of Illinois’ Restore Illinois Plan and in order to try to ensure the safety and well being of our members, we are pleased to announce we will be opening the Courts Plus

Posted: June 29, 2020

As new guidance came to light late Friday afternoon, Elmhurst Park District staff has now thoroughly reviewed the guidelines in order to develop and post appropriate signage and is excited to annou

Posted: June 26, 2020

While our traditional summer programs have been cancelled this summer, that does not mean we do not have plans for fun!

Posted: June 26, 2020

We're welcoming the community back to the parks with the reopening of picnic rental permits. Picnic permit requests will be accepted beginning July 1 for residents and July 8 for non-residents

Posted: June 25, 2020

As always, the health, safety, and well-being of the community is our priority, and the District continues to provide access to parks and facilities according to the State of Illinois Restore Illin

Posted: June 24, 2020

Registration is open now through July 6 and is FREE through www.ggleagues.com.
Play starts at 7 p.m. on July 15 for 3v3 League and 7 p.m. on July 14 for 1v1 League. Playoffs are scheduled for August 19.

Posted: June 20, 2020

Parks staff will begin spot treatments with organic herbicide Districtwide the week of June 22.

Posted: June 4, 2020

The 'traditional' Funseekers and Courts Plus Summer Camps that many children have enjoyed through the Elmhurst Park District will not be offered this summer.

Posted: May 28, 2020

Click here for our COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions


June 25 Update - Phase 4: Revitalization

As always, the health, safety, and well-being of the community is our priority, and the District continues to provide access to parks and facilities according to the State of Illinois Restore Illinois Plan and the Governor’s Stay at Home Orders. Throughout the quarantine, District parks and trails remained open so that people could enjoy the mental and physical health benefits these spaces provide. During Phase 3 of the Plan, the District was able to reopen tennis courts and offer outdoor fitness classes at Courts Plus and Day Camp 2020.

As our region moves to Phase 4: Revitalization on Friday, June 26 under the Restore Illinois Plan, we are excited to announce a number of other openings throughout the District.

Friday, June 26

  • Sand volleyball, roller hockey, and futsal courts will reopen.
  • Basketball courts will begin to reopen on Friday, and staff anticipates that all hoops will be back up by Friday, July 3.
  • Wilder Park Conservatory will reopen with restrictions such as one group in at a time.
  • The Park District Administrative Office at 375 W. First St. will reopen.

Saturday, July 4

  • The batting cages and miniature golf will reopen at The Hub along with limited concession items. To celebrate the reopening, both will be free on July 4th!

Other Phase 4 Updates

  • Courts Plus staff is putting together a reopening plan and will be communicating more details with members in the coming days. The tentative reopening date is targeted for early July as staff can now prepare the facility for the modifications required for social distancing and occupancy limits, in addition to recalling staff from furlough and conducting in-depth training regarding the stringent cleaning and disinfection guidelines put in place for Phase 4. Information will soon be posted to the website at courtsplus.com, on the Courts Plus Facebook page and via Constant Contact directly to members. We appreciate your patience as we navigate the new restrictions and prepare for a safe reopening.
  • Wilder Mansion will reopen with strict guidelines. Additional details will be released soon.
  • Movie in the Park will be held on Friday, July 10 in Wilder Park with a showing of The Secret Life of Pets 2 in partnership with the Elmhurst Public Library. Due to capacity limits, reservations will be required. More details will be posted at epd.org and on the District’s Facebook page in the coming days.
  • Picnic shelters will open and permit requests will be accepted for rentals up to 50 people. Groups above that size will not be considered based on Phase 4 guidelines.

Other items to note

  • Playgrounds and water fountains will remain closed per the Governor’s Executive Order, however, staff will continue to await guidance on when they will reopen and communicate that to residents.
  • Staff is awaiting guidance on the sprayground at The Hub and is hopeful to reopen later in Phase 4.

The Park District continues to review guidelines to determine the best way to safely serve the community while fulfilling our mission of Enriching lives while having fun! We look forward to seeing you once again at the courts, fields, playgrounds and programs.

Posted: May 28, 2020

The Elmhurst Park District looks forward to continuing to reopen and fulfill its mission of Enriching lives while having fun!

In accordance with the State of Illinois’ Restore Illinois Plan, staff continues to plan for the return of programming and reopening of facilities as detailed in Phase 3-Recovery, which is set to begin Friday, May 29. We continue to monitor the progress as we move through these phases, and we are prepared to adjust our plan as we get closer to Phase 4-Revitalization.

Posted: May 20, 2020

With more than 25 outdoor tennis courts, and Courts Plus earning the United States Tenn

Posted: May 17, 2020

Art classes are being offered online by Marie Strauch. There is a small fee for each class of just $8.

Posted: May 12, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Elmhurst Park District will be keeping East End Pool and Smalley Pool closed for the 2020 swim season.

Posted: May 11, 2020

As you’re aware, the stay-at-home order has been extended through the end of May.

Posted: May 6, 2020

The local community focused show, Elmhurst: Our Community featured an interview with our Executive Director, Jim Rogers on their April 27 episode.

Posted: May 4, 2020

Sugar Creek Golf Course is now open for limited play, golf only!  Some of the guidelines set forth by the Illinois Department of Commerce includ

Posted: April 19, 2020

Join our virtual Earth Day Contest & Celebration this week and you'll have a chance to win a $50 gift card to a local restaurant!

Posted: April 14, 2020

Elmhurst Park District has compiled a list of phone numbers, websites & emails that may be useful for seniors & caregivers during the shelter at home order.

Posted: April 7, 2020

After weeks of quarantine, people are starting to feel cooped up and stir crazy. So when the weather warms up and the sun comes out, so do the swarms of people anxious to stretch their legs.

Posted: April 7, 2020

"On Call Hero" Blood Drives Sponsored by Elmhurst Community

Posted: April 7, 2020

"On Call Hero" Blood Drives Sponsored by Elmhurst Community

Posted: April 2, 2020

For the most up to date information please see our COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions page.

 

Posted: April 1, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor’s extension of the stay-at-home order through April 30, the Elmhurst Park District is rescheduling or canceling a number of events. Refunds will be issued to participants for canceled events that required advanced registration. We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate any further program or event cancellations to participants.

Here is the current status of upcoming events:

  • Abbey Bingo (May 1) - CANCELED
  • Art in Wilder Park (May 2-3) – CANCELED
  • Spring Music Recital (May 17) - CANCELED
  • Country & Western Luncheon (May 22) - CANCELED 
  • Senior Health & Fitness Day (May 27) - CANCELED
  • Party in the Park (May 29) – CANCELED
  • Annual Dance Recital (May 31) - CANCELED

Updated 4.28.20.

Please check our website for event updates and other information about Elmhurst Park District programs and facilities during this current closure.

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