Community offers feedback to District about property purchases - Related environmental studies now available for review

The Elmhurst Park District held a public meeting on Thursday, July 27 to welcome feedback from the community on the conversion of property related to Golden Meadows Park. Recently, Park District commissioners approved the purchase of the former trailer park property at 0S761 Old York Road that would replace the portion of Golden Meadows Park deeded to the City back in April to assist in the City’s stormwater management efforts. A smaller portion of land at 207 N. Hampshire Ave. would also be part of the conversion process.

Nearly 30 people attended the public hearing. The conversation was generally positive with a number of questions being raised, including access issues, parking, increased traffic and noise. Parents with young children in attendance were supportive of a park or playground structure, and the concept of a dog park was favorable to a number of attendees as well. Several audience members also voiced support for a natural area and walking trails with a fitness component.

As part of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources conversion process, the District was required to complete an environment assessment of both properties. Please click here to review the results of the trailer park study and click here for the Hampshire property. For questions or to provide comments related to the environmental assessments, please click here. The studies are also available for review in person at the Park District Administrative Office, 375 W. First Street, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.

To view a copy of the public hearing presentation, please click here