Elmhurst Park District was honored to receive a 2022 Best of the Best Award from the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) last week. The Park District was awarded IAPD’s Intergovernmental Cooperation Award for a collaborative effort between Elmhurst Park District and the City of Elmhurst, which resulted in Metropolitan Family Services of DuPage moving to Centennial Recreation Center in June. The move has brought higher visibility and access to valuable programs for seniors in the community.
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Centennial Recreation Center (CRC), located at 155 E. St. Charles Road, opened earlier this month and is the new home for senior programming at the Park District. It also is the new home for Metropolitan Family Services DuPage, increasing the visibility and access to this valuable program for seniors in the community.
Centennial Recreation Center (CRC), the new home for adult programming at Elmhurst Park District, is now open! Located in Centennial Park at 155 E. St. Charles Road, an Open House attended by seniors in the community kicked off the celebration on Friday, June 17. Guests checked out the new spaces for programming, social events and educational activities.
One attendee at the Open House thanked the Park Board of Commissioners for listening to the community’s input and making this project a reality for adults of all ages in our community.
For more than 40 years, The Abbey at 407 St. Charles Road was the home of senior programming for Elmhurst Park District. From luncheons to chair yoga, it was a center of learning and enrichment for adults in the community.
The Park District’s 2021 Budget reflects a year of transition as part of a slow and gradual recovery including the reopening and expanding of facilities, programs and services as the COVID-19 vaccine becomes wider-spread, mandated capacity and social distancing restrictions are lifted, and more participants become comfortable to return to indoor programs and services.
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.
This week, Elmhurst Community Unit District 205 and Elmhurst Park District finalized plans for the purchase and sale of the property at 407 W. St Charles Road, commonly known as The Abbey. The $1.6 million deal makes room for the eventual relocation of the Park District’s senior center and a permanent solution for the York High School Transition Center. Both entities have long identified the need for larger space for the respective programs. Closing will take place in February 2021.