Park Board News

Thursday, June 1, 2023 - 8:19am

This year, the Elmhurst Park District is mapping its future by updating its comprehensive and strategic plan. Part of this process will be hearing from the community and giving residents the opportunity to share their insights and ideas through a website, surveys and in-person events.

Friday, May 26, 2023 - 10:15am

Wilder Park’s Horticulture Complex is a vital part of the Park District. Many residents are familiar with the Conservatory, which hosts flower shows throughout the year.

Friday, May 26, 2023 - 10:11am

With an eye toward the future, the Park Board and District staff continue to work toward the opening of a dog park next year.

Thursday, May 25, 2023 - 9:04pm

Park Board members, Park District staff and the communities of Elmhurst and Villa Park came together last Saturday at Sugar Creek Golf Course to celebrate the restoration of Sugar Creek, which incl

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - 3:35pm

At the Monday, May 8 Annual Board Meeting, incumbent Tim Sheehan was sworn in along with newly elected Commissioner, Susan Smentek. 

Board Elections were held for the year during the meeting, with Commissioner Kevin Graf elected Board President and Commissioner Sheehan elected Board Vice President.

Friday, April 14, 2023 - 11:47am

Wilder Park’s open green space will grow following the approval to demolish the former Lizzadro Museum building later this summer.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - 1:15pm

Today Governor Pritzker announced the Elmhurst Park District was a recipient of an Open Space Land Acquisition and Development grant in the amount of $340,300 to be used to fund half the cost of the planned $680,000 development of a brand-new park in the Pick Subdivision called Pick Park. The Park District anticipates completing design development and engineering this year with construction beginning and the new park opening in 2024.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - 11:47am

Park Board Commissioner, Carolyn Ubriaco, was recently elected to the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) Board of Trustees.

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - 4:31pm

After an extensive review of software solution options, the Park Board approved ActiveNet as the District’s new registration software provider during its December 18 meeting, and last week, District staff finalized the contract with the new vendor.

Monday, November 21, 2022 - 3:09pm

Improvements are coming to Ben Allison Park next year, including a new playground.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 10:07am

A new park is on the horizon for Elmhurst Park District.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 2:18pm

At the Monday, October 24 Park Board Meeting, the Elmhurst Garden Club presented a check for $5,000 to the Park District.

Monday, September 26, 2022 - 2:42pm

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.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 12:59pm

Park District staff and Board Members joined Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition (ECCC) on Tuesday, September 6 for a ribbon cutting celebrating the new native garden located on the north side of Wilder

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 11:50am

At their August 8 meeting, the Park Board approved the planting of sixty trees this fall.

Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 1:59pm

Sugar Creek Golf Course draws its name from the creek which runs through the property.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 3:42pm

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

Friday, January 14, 2022 - 12:45pm

Upcoming maintenance work at Courts Plus will include the replacement of the roof over the Courts Plus café area, with the project receiving a

Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 3:06pm

At their January 10 meeting, the Park Board approved payments toward the replacement of the roof at the City of Elmhurst's Maintenance Facility

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 3:08pm

The Park Board recognized and honored the 150th anniversary of Elmhurst University during its December 13, 2021 Park Board meeting, passing a resolution commemorating the milestone.

Monday, August 9, 2021 - 6:30pm

Due to severe weather, the Park Board meeting planned for Monday, August 9 has been cancelled.

Friday, July 30, 2021 - 1:23pm

At the July 26 Park Board meeting, the Board approved the purchase of playground equipment for Centennial Park.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 1:28pm

Master Plans for the expansion of Glos Memorial Park and the development of Centennial Park were approved at the June 28

Monday, June 28, 2021 - 9:25pm

The Elmhurst Park District Board of Commissioners has reached unanimous consensus to pursue eminent domain against a developer who is attempting to force the Park District to relocate a section of