Elmhurst Park District News

Posted: March 2, 2017

As part of its Vision 2020 comprehensive and strategic planning process, a community survey was administered last fall by the Elmhurst Park District to obtain feedback and help plan for future park

Posted: February 7, 2017

Those looking for ways to contribute to the conservation of Elmhurst or the preservation of its history need look no further than the Elmhurst Great Western Prairie, a gem of local environmental hi

Posted: February 3, 2017

The stormwater detention project at Golden Meadows is moving forward.  The appraisal of $1,130,000 was approved by the Elmhurst City Council at their January 17, 2017 meeting.  The appraisal was then sent by the Park District to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and is now awaiting their approval.   Since the property was purchased with IDNR Grant funds, IDNR must approve the appraisal and sale of the property to the City of Elmhurst.  IDNR prohibits stormwater detention as a use for park land purchased with IDNR funds, thus requiring the sale of the property to the City of Elmhurst.

Posted: February 1, 2017

The Elmhurst Park Board has approved the purchase of the property at 207 N. Hampshire Avenue, located northeast of East End Park.

Posted: January 30, 2017

The Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners cut the ribbon and officially welcomed the public to the newly redesigned Ben Allison sled hill on Saturday, January 28.

Posted: January 20, 2017

At the Tuesday, January 17 Park Board Meeting, plans for the updating of Plunkett Park playground were approved.

Posted: January 18, 2017

At the Tuesday, January 17 Board Meeting, results of a survey given to Pool Pass Holders in fall 2016 were presented.

Posted: November 18, 2016

The Elmhurst Garden Club presented the Elmhurst Park District Board of Commissioners with a check for $4,500 at the Monday, November 14 Park Board meeting.

Posted: October 28, 2016

In January of 2015, the Elmhurst Park District received news that it had been awarded a $400,000 Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant from the Illinois Department of Natural R

Posted: October 26, 2016

The Elmhurst Park Board has approved the purchase of the property at 447 Armitage Avenue, adjacent to Berens Park.

Posted: October 11, 2016
Please join the Elmhurst Park District for the first Vision 2020: Focus on the Future public workshop to be hosted Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at The Abbey (407 W. St. Charles Road).
Posted: September 26, 2016

The City of Elmhurst began its stormwater detention project in York Commons last week with the removal of trees in the proposed detention basin.

Posted: September 20, 2016
The Board of Park Commissioners has approved engaging The Lakota Group to conduct a community needs assessment to be completed in fall of 2016 and the development of a comprehensive and strategic
Posted: September 20, 2016
The Elmhurst Park Board has approved the purchase of the property at 135 Palmer Drive, adjacent to Glos Memorial Park, near downtown Elmhurst.
Posted: September 16, 2016

Construction at Butterfield Park continues at a good pace. Base material and underdrain pipe has been placed for the permeable paver walk. Electrical work has begun on the tennis court lights.

Posted: September 7, 2016
Elmhurst Parks are enjoyed by many, not just for their playgrounds and ball fields, but for the trees that provide year-round interest and character.
Posted: September 1, 2016
With summer wrapping up, Elmhurst Park District is looking toward next year. Plunkett Park Playground, located at the intersection of S. West Avenue and W.
Posted: September 1, 2016
The Elmhurst Park District invites you to attend its first ever “State of the Park District” address Thursday, September 29 at 7 p.m. at The Abbey.
 
Posted: August 17, 2016

Construction is progressing for the Butterfield Park Playground for Everyone.  The concrete pads were poured that go under the rubber tile safety surfacing.

Posted: August 2, 2016

Residents and visitors to Butterfield Park can look forward to smooth paths for biking and walking once Butterfield Park reopens this fall.

Posted: August 1, 2016

At the Park Board meeting on July 25, 2016 the Board unanimously approved Resolution R-02-16 to approve the terms of an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between the City of Elmhurst and the Elmhur

Posted: July 15, 2016

Work continues at Butterfield Park. Demolition is underway with most of the paths removed.

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