Elmhurst Park District News

Posted: September 2, 2015
Strolling by East End Park, one can see that the playground renovation is coming along.
Posted: August 25, 2015

The arrival of a concrete mixer on site means that concrete work has begun at the East End Playground renovation project.

Posted: August 11, 2015

The 2015 East End Playground Project construction is set to begin on Monday, August 17. New playground equipment and site furnishings, a soft safety surface, fencing and an ADA accessible concrete walk will be installed. The park will also receive tree plantings and landscape restoration.

Posted: July 30, 2015
Since announcing the Playground for Everyone, the Elmhurst Park District has been moving forward developing ideas and meeting with members of the community to gain support for the project. 
Posted: May 22, 2015

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.

Posted: May 12, 2015

In May of 1961 the Elmhurst Park District entered into an agreement with the Joseph Lizzadro Family Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation, to provide land for the construction and operation of t

Posted: March 2, 2015

On February 26, the district held a second meeting regarding the East End Park playground renovation scheduled for fall 2015.  Two preliminary playground concepts were presented based on feedb

Posted: December 1, 2014

This year, the Green Team was restructured to include Park District staff "whose regular job responsibilities provide the maximum opportunity to implement green practices.  The purpose of the

Posted: November 6, 2014

The Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners approved the 2015 Budget document and 2015 Budget & Appropriation Ordinance at its December 10, 2014 meeting.  At the November 5, 201

Posted: November 3, 2014

The proposed 2015 Budget is available for review at the Park District's Administration Building (375 W. First Street, Elmhurst), the Elmhurst Public Library (125 S.

Posted: October 29, 2014

The IPRA ( Illinois Park & Recreation Association)  awards agencies for outstanding and unique achevements in the design and development of a renovated facility.

Posted: October 27, 2014

October 22, 2014 Park Board Meeting

The Park Board unanimously approved three motions related to stormwater detention in York Commons and Golden Meadows Park. 

Posted: October 3, 2014

The Public Meeting held at The Abbey on October 1, 2014 drew nearly 120 Elmhurst residents.

Posted: October 3, 2014

The Public Meeting held at The Abbey on October 1, 2014 drew nearly 120 Elmhurst residents.

Posted: June 17, 2014

In 2016, the Elmhurst Park District will be making improvements to Butterfield Park, including refurbishing the three tennis courts and lighting systems, correcting drainage issues in the park, and replacing the walking path.

Posted: May 19, 2014

As interest rates fluctuate, it can be beneficial to refund (refinance) bonds to attain a lower rate.  Much like refinancing your own home, refinancing General Obligation (G.O.) Bonds may redu

Posted: April 1, 2014

After a long winter, staff is excited to finish the last leg of the Wilder Park Conservatory Project - the landscaping.  One of the basic principles of landscape architecture is for the landsc

Posted: February 27, 2014

Spring has arrived early at the Wilder Park Conservatory & Greenhouse.  Inside it is a comfortable 80 degrees and the springlike scent of soil and plants lingers.  It's hard to believ

Posted: January 28, 2014

The fully restored Wilder Park Conservatory and beautiful new greenhouse, scheduled to open to the public on April 12, 2014, were partially funded thanks to a Park & Recreational Facility Const

Posted: January 22, 2014

To help address storm water management, open space preservation, economic development and education, the Park District created a potential plan that may appeal to the City of Elmhurst, School Distr

Posted: January 16, 2014

Based on stellar reviews from past newlywed clients, Wilder Mansion was voted one of the best Ceremony and Reception Venues within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning s

Posted: January 15, 2014

The Propagating House is going green, as plants have been moved back into the facility from their temporary homes throughout the District.  Meanwhile, carpenters are installing the wood window

Posted: January 8, 2014

The 2014 Budget was presented and discussed at the Board's November 6 and 20, 2013 meetings.  The Board approved the 2014 Budget at its December 11, 2013 meeting.  The 2014 Budget is available for

Posted: December 10, 2013

As the project winds down the scope of the work on the Wilder Park Conservatory and Greenhouse Restoration Project has shifted from large-scale items to detail work.  Electricians are programm

Posted: November 15, 2013

Construction crews are in the final stages of the Wilder Park Conservatory and Greenhouse Restoration Project.  The most noticeable progress is that nearly all the glass panels are up in the C

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