Park & Facilities Improvements

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.

Salt Creek Greenway Trail expected to be complete by early July

Progress on the Salt Creek Greenway Trail connector continues. This week, permanent sheet piling is being installed. The project should be substantially complete by mid-June, with a final completion closer to July 1.

The Elmhurst Park District’s 2019 capital budget included funds for completing the engineering, design, and construction of a 740 ft. long by 6 ft. wide asphalt trail connection in proximity to Brush Hill Road south of Butterfield Road. The current alignment at this location had trail users on the shoulder of the road and traveling against the flow of traffic.

2018 Green Team update emphasizes commitment to implementing green practices

The Elmhurst Park District is committed to developing, implementing, and using sound environmental practices.  In 2014, the District restructured its environmental committee (originally created in 2008) to an agency-wide work group.  The Green Team Work Group includes staff who have regular job responsibilities that will provide the maximum opportunity to implement green practices.  The Work Group investigates, reviews, recommends,

Elmhurst Park District celebrates partnership with Elmhurst College at turf field ribbon cutting

Elmhurst College President, Park District Executive Director and Elmhurst College staff celebrate ribbon cutting

On Monday, August 13, Elmhurst Park District and Elmhurst College representatives came together to celebrate the completion of the recently renovated turf fields at Berens Park. The fields have proven themselves to be mutually beneficial to both organizations and the Elmhurst community as a whole and are a great tribute to the partnership between the two entities.

“The Elmhurst Park District Board and staff look forward to continuing to work with Elmhurst College in the future as we identify additional opportunities to partner,” said Park District Executive Director Jim Rogers.

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