The Playground For Everyone

Playground for Everyone Construction Moving Along

Work continues at Butterfield Park. Demolition is underway with most of the paths removed.  All of the fencing has been removed from ballfields 2,3 and 4 as well as the asphalt around the fields.  The surfacing of the tennis courts has been removed, as well as the fencing.  The excavation for the drainage and sewer improvements is scheduled to begin next week, but is weather dependent.  The playground is moving along quickly with most of the 5-12 structure assembled and standing.

Park Board Breaks Ground on Butterfield Park & The Playground for Everyone

On Saturday, June 18, the Elmhurst Park District broke ground on the Butterfield Park redevelopment project and the Playground for Everyone. Plans to redevelop Butterfield Park have been part of the District’s long-range plans, and included input from neighboring residents at multiple public meetings.
 

Fischer Bake Sale Raises Funds for the Playground for Everyone

Visitors to Wagner Community Center this past Saturday were able to satisfy a sweet tooth and help a good cause. A Fischer School Student Council and Girl Scout bake sale took place in the lobby, with proceeds going to the Playground for Everyone at Butterfield Park, a universally accessible playground being built by the Elmhurst Park District in fall 2016. Park District officials stopped by and thanked the group for their donation and hard work.

Be a Kid Again Fundraiser a Big Success!

On February 20, 2016 the People for Elmhurst Parks Foundation held a “Be a Kid Again” FUNdraiser to raise money for the soon-to-be-built Playground for Everyone at Butterfield Park, scheduled to be constructed this summer. The event was held on the indoor tennis courts at Courts Plus which were transformed for the evening to an indoor park and playground for grown-ups.

Lions of Elmhurst Becomes a Supporting Partner for the Playground for Everyone

Lions Club Donation
Another community organization has chosen to join the People for Elmhurst’s Park Foundation in its commitment to bringing The Playground for Everyone to Elmhurst. Last month, the Lions Club of Elmhurst presented a $5,000 donation to the project. This donation will add to the more than $150,000 already received in donations toward the Foundation’s goal of $250,000. 
 

'Be A Kid Again' FUNdraiser for the Playground for Everyone

February 20, 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:30pm
The People for Elmhurst Parks Foundation invites you to put away your heels and break out your hi-tops and playground attire at the ‘Be A Kid Again’ FUNdraiser for the Playground for Everyone on Saturday, February 20 from 7-10:30 p.m. at Courts Plus.
 
The Playground for Everyone is a universal accessible playground which will allow children with special needs to fully access the playground and play alongside other kids. It is planned for construction at Butterfield Park in late summer 2016.
 

Girl Scout Troop Raises Funds for The Playground for Everyone

Visitors to Wagner Community Center this past Thursday were able to satisfy a sweet tooth and help a good cause. Girl Scout Troop #50302 sold baked goods in the lobby with proceeds going to the Playground for Everyone at Butterfield Park, a universally accessible playground being built by the Elmhurst Park District in fall 2016. The troop is working toward their bronze service award and want to help the community build a park where everyone can play together. The troop raised $415 which will go toward the playground’s construction. 
 

Bike Racks Become Art at Playground for Everyone

When the Playground for Everyone at Butterfield Park opens in mid-2016, the playground won’t be the only eye-catching element on display. Thanks to Elmhurst College art students and their Instructor, Dustan Creech, the park will be the proud home of sculptural bike racks designed and built by students in the ART 235 Sculpture Studio course offered on campus. Creech has had the idea of incorporating public art projects into his course since 2009. Students would “design, propose and ultimately build” bike racks as part of his ART 235 Sculpture Studio Course.

Elmhurst Park District Makes Plans for The Playground for Everyone

Imagine a playground where every child can participate in all elements of the design. A place where children of all abilities can play, socialize, and dream together; fostering acceptance, friendship, and understanding through play. For many children with disabilities this may represent the only place in their lives where they can swing, slide, climb, spin and play side-by-side with their friends and peers without having to abandon their usual means of mobility.