Park Board Approves Acquiring New Property Near East End Park

The Elmhurst Park Board has approved the purchase of the property at 207 N. Hampshire Avenue, located northeast of East End Park. The District’s strategic objectives include acquiring property to increase open space in the community and property adjacent to existing park property is identified as particularly desirable in the District’s strategic plan. The purchase price of $415,000 for the property was approved at the Monday, January 17, 2017 Park Board meeting.

In the months ahead, the District will determine the best short and long term use of the new park property while considering resident feedback from the fall 2016 Community Needs Assessment, in addition to the findings and recommendations of the District’s Comprehensive Plan, scheduled for completion in spring 2017.

To learn more about the District’s comprehensive planning progress (Vision 2020), residents are welcome to join us at a Public Open House at The Abbey on Wednesday, March 1 from 5-7 p.m, where visitors will have a chance to provide input on preliminary vision strategies for the future of the Park District.