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Ribbon cutting celebrates redeveloped east playground at Eldridge Park

 Board of Park Commissioners, Elmhurst, Eldridge Park

Cloudy skies didn’t stop the neighborhood from coming out to play last Saturday during the ribbon cutting at Eldridge Park’s newly redeveloped east playground. After a short ribbon cutting, Board President Kevin Graf and fellow commissioners welcomed families to the playground and invited them to be some of the first to try out the new equipment.

For Sixteenth Consecutive Year, Elmhurst Park District Earns Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

For the sixteenth year in a row, the Elmhurst Park District has earned the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 2022 Budget. 

In order to receive the award, the Park District had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation that assess how well an entity’s budget serves as a policy document, financial plan, operations guide, and communications device.

Park Board focuses on strengthening District’s organizational culture with hiring of DEI firm

Expressing a continued commitment toward strategically advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) across the organization, the Elmhurst Park District Park Board approved at their January 10 meeting the hiring of Edquity-Minded Consulting, LLC to conduct a DEI organizational assessment.

Park Board approves Centennial Park and Glos Park Master Plans

Master Plans for the expansion of Glos Memorial Park and the development of Centennial Park were approved at the June 28 Park Board meeting. Open houses and surveys were conducted in spring 2021 for both projects, requesting feedback from the community regarding initial concepts. Another round of open houses were offered to give the community a chance to see the Master Plans before they were presented to the Board.

In anticipation of Glos Memorial Park expansion and redevelopment, Park Board authorizes environmental services for 135 Palmer Drive

Glos Memorial Park has provided open space and formal gardens in downtown Elmhurst, the community’s most densely populated area, since the 1970s. In 2017, the District acquired 135 Palmer Drive, a building adjacent to Glos Memorial Park. This year, the goal is to demolish the building and parking lot, which are in poor condition, and return the area to open space for the community.

Glos Memorial Park Open House

May 03, 2021 - 6:00pm

5/3/21 - Please note that this open house is being moved indoors to the History Museum annex due to the rain forecast this evening. Parking will be at the History Museum across the street from Glos Park.

We are working to enhance a park in your community and we need your help. Stop by our Open House at Glos Memorial Park from 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 3 to give your opinion and ask questions about the development of the park. 

Park Board discusses proposed 2021 Capital Projects, including demolition of 135 Palmer Drive building

Improvements at the newest District park and expansion of green space are just some of the proposed capital projects District staff is planning for in 2021.

Details about potential capital projects were presented at the January 25 Park Board meeting as part of an overview of the 2021 proposed budget.