Park & Facilities Improvements

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.

Elmhurst CUSD 205 and Elmhurst Park District Finalize Sale/Purchase of the Abbey Property

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.

Batter up! New batting cages at Berens Park will provide safe space for player warm-ups

Berens Park ballfields received an upgrade this fall – two separate batting cages, which will provide a safe and efficient space for players to warm-up prior to and during games. Baseball and softball certainly has a home at Berens Park. The park’s ballfields are heavily used throughout the spring, summer and fall by youth baseball and softball leagues, as well as by Park District adult softball leagues.

Ribbon cutting celebrates new pickleball courts at Crestview Park

The District’s first dedicated pickleball courts were formally welcomed to Elmhurst last Saturday, September 26 with pickleball players, Park Board members and Park District staff coming together for a ribbon cutting at Crestview Park, the location of the new courts.

The sport of pickleball has been gaining interest throughout the country. Combining elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong, it is fast paced game and a great activity for people of all ages.

Drainage improvement projects this fall

Water is vital to our parks - an important part of creating a vital, healthy environment for plants and park goers. Too much water; however, can have the opposite effect, negatively impacting maintenance operations, athletic field usage, special events and passive recreational areas.

Several parks this fall are receiving drainage improvements, to help address issues related to poor drainage and standing water following heavy rains and snow melts in those areas.

Pickleball Courts Ribbon Cutting

September 26, 2020 - 10:00am

Join us as we safely celebrate the grand opening of the Crestview Park Pickleball Courts! We’ll celebrate with a ribbon cutting and a pickleball demonstration on the brand new courts. Stop by Crestview Park on Saturday, September 26 at 10 a.m.

Friendly reminder of the 3Ws: Wear a mask, watch your distance, and wash your hands.

Replacement of Eldridge Park's east playground planned for 2020

Plans are coming together for the redevelopment of Eldridge Park’s east playground, which Elmhurst Park District intends to replace in 2020. The Park Board approved playground concepts at the Monday, January 13 Park Board meeting.

In order to gather feedback and engage the community in the playground’s concept, the Park District performed in-person surveys at Eldridge Park during the spring and summer of 2019 and held a Party in the Park Input Meeting last August to see what changes the community was interested in seeing at the park.

Take our survey and help plan Eldridge Park's east playground!

The Elmhurst Park District is looking for your input on the replacement of Eldridge Park's east playground, located along Spring Road. This playground will be updated during the summer of 2020.

During the summer of 2019, the Park District collected public survey responses and gathered public input at an August Party in the Park regarding what amenities and features the community would like to see in the playground.

Based on the public’s input, three nature themed playground concepts have been generated and we invite you to complete this short survey to provide feedback.

Equipment installation begins at Salt Creek Park playground

Installation of new playground equipment at Salt Creek Park began this week. The equipment will feature more climbing opportunities as well as a Friendship swing, a multi-user swing that lets friends and family swing together! The park's redevelopment work also includes a water fountain, a looped trail around the park, connecting paths on the north and east sides of the park, and resurfaced street parking.

Redevelopment of Salt Creek Park is expected to be completed in late September 2019. 

Eldridge Park Input Meeting and Party in the Park

August 21, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Stop by Eldridge Park's playground off of Spring Road and tell us changes you would like to see at the park in 2020!

Plus - bring the kids and enjoy a mini Party in the Park, with classic backyard games like hula hoops, chalk and coloring. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Eldridge Park's east playground is scheduled for redevelopment in 2020. The District plans to replace the playground and implement other general park improvements.

Pickleball courts coming to Elmhurst Park District

Playing pickleball in Elmhurst is about to get much easier. This summer, construction begins on six, dedicated pickleball courts in Elmhurst Park District’s Crestview Park.

This fast paced racquet game combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It’s played on a court with a paddle and plastic ball, similar to a wiffle ball. The sport, invented in 1965, is relatively new, but is rising in popularity.

“Over the past three years we have seen an increased interest in pickleball,” says the Park District’s Director of Facilities, Angela Ferrentino.

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