Butterfield Park Project

'Be A Kid Again' FUNdraiser for the Playground for Everyone

February 20, 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:30pm
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 Saturday, February 20 from 7-10:30 p.m. at Courts Plus.
The Playground for Everyone is a universal accessible playground which will allow children with special needs to fully access the playground and play alongside other kids. It is planned for construction at Butterfield Park in late summer 2016.

Girl Scout Troop Raises Funds for The Playground for Everyone

Visitors to Wagner Community Center this past Thursday were able to satisfy a sweet tooth and help a good cause. Girl Scout Troop #50302 sold baked goods in the lobby with proceeds going to the Playground for Everyone at Butterfield Park, a universally accessible playground being built by the Elmhurst Park District in fall 2016. The troop is working toward their bronze service award and want to help the community build a park where everyone can play together. The troop raised $415 which will go toward the playground’s construction. 

January 14 Girl Scout Bake Sale to Benefit the Playground for Everyone

January 14, 2016 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Satisfy a sweet tooth and help fund the Playground for Everyone by stopping by Wagner Community Center on Thursday, January 14 from 4-8 p.m. Girl Scout Troop #50302 will be selling cookies in the lobby with proceeds going to the Playground for Everyone at Butterfield Park.

Bike Racks Become Art at Playground for Everyone

When the Playground for Everyone at Butterfield Park opens in mid-2016, the playground won’t be the only eye-catching element on display. Thanks to Elmhurst College art students and their Instructor, Dustan Creech, the park will be the proud home of sculptural bike racks designed and built by students in the ART 235 Sculpture Studio course offered on campus. Creech has had the idea of incorporating public art projects into his course since 2009. Students would “design, propose and ultimately build” bike racks as part of his ART 235 Sculpture Studio Course.

Special Park Board Meeting, Butterfield Park Redevelopment

November 02, 2015 - 7:00pm

 In response to requests from Butterfield Park neighbors, the Park Board of Commissioners has scheduled a special board meeting for Monday, November 2. The meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Wilder Mansion, 211 Prospect Avenue and will include the Park District providing an overview of the Butterfield Park master plan and planning process along with an opportunity for questions and answers from those in attendance. As a majority of the Park Board will be attending, the meeting will be conducted and posted in accordance with the requirements of the Open Meetings Act.

Elmhurst Park District Makes Plans for The Playground for Everyone

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.