Butterfield Park Grand Reopening

After months of fundraising, planning and construction, the Playground for Everyone at Butterfield Park will be a reality. The community is invited to the ribbon cutting and grand reopening of Butterfield Park and the opening of the Playground for Everyone at Noon on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Come play with us and discover the fun that awaits children of all abilities.

The vision for the Playground for Everyone at Butterfield Park is one of inclusion. 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.

Beyond the Playground for Everyone, the $1.8 million redevelopment of Butterfield Park provided for several other significant improvements, including new walking paths, new tennis courts and tennis court lighting, parking lot expansion, improvements in drainage to reduce flooding, underground drains in ballfields and new backstops and benches in ballfields 2, 3 and 4. Staff led tours of the park will be available at the grand reopening event, allowing park visitors to get reacquainted with all Butterfield Park has to offer.

With a limited number of such playgrounds in the area, the Playground for Everyone will be a destination for families in surrounding communities. Come to Butterfield Park on November 5 to celebrate this new Elmhurst landmark with the Park District, its community partners and Elmhurst families. 

Learn more about the Playground for Everyone and the Butterfield Park Redevelopment project here