Elevate Elmhurst Parks

Elmhurst Park District is always looking for ways to advance its mission of enriching the lives while having fun. Last year, the District engaged the community in Elevate Elmhurst Parks, a comprehensive and strategic planning initiative seeking to update the District’s previous plan and guide decision-making for the next 5 years. The final Elevate Elmhurst Parks plan was approved at the February 26 Park Board meeting.

The 2023 State of the Park District Address is now available to view online. The address was presented on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 by Park Board President, Kevin Graf and Executive Director, Jim Rogers at Kies Recreation Center. It highlighted District projects and future plans, including progress on the Vision 2020 comprehensive plan and an update on the Elevate Elmhurst Parks project.

Help us map the Elmhurst Park District’s future by participating in the final Elevate Elmhurst Parks feedback opportunities to update the District’s comprehensive and strategic plan.

Using the feedback collected from the Elevate Elmhurst Parks website interactive map and idea wall, in person engagement opportunities, and community needs assessment survey, the District identified future parks, facility and programming needs and now asks for your essential input to prioritize them.  

Update: This survey is now closed.

Your feedback matters!

Help us map our future by completing the Community Needs Assessment Survey. This year, the Park District is engaging with the community to update the comprehensive and strategic plan. Feedback from the public is essential to creating a Park District that evolves with the community and its changing needs. To shape its priorities, the Park District is conducting a community needs assessment survey to collect direct feedback about Park District parks, facilities, programs, and services and strengths and areas for improvement.

The first phase of engagement for Elevate Elmhurst Parks has resulted in a tremendous amount of community feedback! Thank you to everyone who has contributed ideas on the project website.

Please note that the idea wall and interactive map will close for comments on Friday, June 30 so that we can begin reviewing the feedback provided. The next phase of the project will then include a community survey. Keep an eye out for more details on our website and social media.

Help us Elevate Elmhurst Parks by sharing your thoughts at the Park District booth during Elmhurst Family Pride Fest on June 24.

Event Cancelled: The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for our area until 7 pm.

This year, the Elmhurst Park District is mapping its future by updating its comprehensive and strategic plan.

This year, the Elmhurst Park District is mapping its future by updating its comprehensive and strategic plan. Part of this process will be hearing from the community and giving residents the opportunity to share their insights and ideas through a website, surveys and in-person events.

Help us Elevate Elmhurst Parks by sharing your thoughts during Movies in the Park on Friday, June 16.