Elmhurst Park District News

Posted: April 29, 2016

Fischer School Student Council and Girl Scout members presented a check for $383.26 to the People for Elmhurst Parks Foundation during the Wednesday, April 27 Park Board Meeting.

Posted: April 21, 2016

After months of fundraising with the help of the People for Elmhurst Parks Foundation, significant contributions from numerous community groups, crowdfunding, and individual donations, The Playground for Everyone will be a reality at Butterfield Park this year.

Posted: April 18, 2016

The Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners reviewed the proposed Golden Meadows Park stormwater IGA prepared by the City of Elmhurst on April 13, 2016 after discussions and review of th

Posted: April 14, 2016
The golf industry may be suffering across the country, unable to attract young golfers to the game, but Sugar Creek Golf Course is a definite exception.
Posted: April 14, 2016

Visitors to Wagner Community Center this past Saturday were able to satisfy a sweet tooth and help a good cause.

Posted: April 12, 2016

The City of Elmhurst will hold an open house on April 20, 2016 at City Hall to review plans for the York Commons stormwater improvement project.

Posted: March 30, 2016

Pack a blanket and spend your Friday evening with Movies in the Park with a free showing of The Princess Bride at Wilder Park. Free popcorn will be available and other food vendors will be onsite.

Posted: March 29, 2016

The Park Board received the proposed Intergovernmental Agreement for the use of Golden Meadows for stormwater detention from the City of Elmhurst on the afternoon of March 22, 2016.

Posted: March 8, 2016
Runners will see a new site along the Illinois Prairie Path in Elmhurst this spring.
Posted: March 4, 2016

On February 20, 2016 the People for Elmhurst Parks Foundation held a “Be a Kid Again” FUNdraiser to raise money for the soon-to-be-built Playground for Everyone at Butterfield Park, scheduled to be

Posted: March 3, 2016
Another community organization has chosen to join the People for Elmhurst’s Park Foundation in its commitment to bringing The Playground for Everyone to Elmhurst.
Posted: January 20, 2016
The People for Elmhurst Parks Foundation invites you to put away your heels and break out your hi-tops and playground attire at the ‘Be A Kid Again’ FUNdraiser for the Playground for Everyone on
Posted: January 15, 2016
Visitors to Wagner Community Center this past Thursday were able to satisfy a sweet tooth and help a good cause.
Posted: January 7, 2016

Satisfy a sweet tooth and help fund the Playground for Everyone by stopping by

Posted: December 11, 2015

When the Playground for Everyone at Butterfield Park opens in mid-2016, the playground won’t be the only eye-catching element on display.

Posted: October 30, 2015

 In response to requests from Butterfield Park neighbors, the Park Board of Commissioners has scheduled a special board meeting for Monday, November 2.

Posted: October 28, 2015

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.

Posted: September 25, 2015

East End Park’s Playground is getting a makeover this fall, but the playground is not the only new feature at East End Park.

Posted: September 24, 2015
On Wednesday, September 23, the Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners approved design and concept plans for the Butterfield Park renovation, which include the
Posted: September 2, 2015
Strolling by East End Park, one can see that the playground renovation is coming along.
Posted: August 25, 2015

The arrival of a concrete mixer on site means that concrete work has begun at the East End Playground renovation project.

Posted: August 11, 2015

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.

Posted: August 11, 2015
Visitors to the parks or other local green spaces might be noticing a rust-colored tint to the grass and wondering what’s happening.
Posted: July 30, 2015
Since announcing the Playground for Everyone, the Elmhurst Park District has been moving forward developing ideas and meeting with members of the community to gain support for the project. 
Posted: May 22, 2015

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.