Future Focus Parks

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.

Centennial Park now open!

The Park District's newest park in more than 30 years, Centennial Park, is now open! Centrally located in Elmhurst, at 155 E. St Charles Road, Centennial Park was dedicated in July 2020 and developed this year. Some of the park's unique features include geyser fountains, adult fitness equipment and a picnic shelter with green roof.

The geyser fountains are programmed to run 10am-6pm and will turn on sporadically for brief time periods, 2-3 times an hour. 

Upcoming capital projects to include Eldridge Park playground redevelopment, Courts Plus parking lot and more

Several capital projects received the approval to more forward at the Monday, March 14 Park Board meeting, with projects at Eldridge Park, Courts Plus and the Wilder Park Formal Garden scheduled to be completed this year. Together, these projects are a sign of the Park District’s commitment to maintaining current assets and meeting the outdoor amenity needs of the community through maintenance and stewardship.

Centennial Park development moves forward with purchase of playground equipment

At the July 26 Park Board meeting, the Board approved the purchase of playground equipment for Centennial Park. The Master Plan for the park was approved earlier this summer and staff intended to purchase equipment in October. However, equipment vendor Landscape Structures, announced an 8% increase in pricing effective the week of July 26, 2021. In light of this, staff recommended ordering equipment now, prior to the price increase.

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.

Glos Memorial Park - Master Plan Review Open House

June 17, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

We are working to enhance a park in your community and we need your help. Stop by Glos Memorial Park from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 17 to give your opinion about the proposed Master Plan for the park. 

Can't make it? Join us on Facebook Live that night or send your questions and comments to Director of Facilities, Angela Ferrentino.

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. 

Elmhurst Park District Proposed Budget: Planning for Transition in 2021

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.

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.