Plunkett Park Project

Park Board Welcomes Community to New Playground

On Saturday, November 4, members of the Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners gathered to officially welcome the community to the new Plunkett Park playground. Unfortunately, due to storms, the grand reopening was moved inside to Courts Plus where the Board along with Executive Director Jim Rogers cut the ribbon with view of the new playground behind them.

Welcome to the New Plunkett Park Playground!

 

Welcome to the new Plunkett Park playground, newly complete with brand new equipment and fun for everyone. Come play with us!

Plunkett Park Playground Work Continues with Equipment Installation

Work on the redevelopment of Plunket Park playground is moving swiftly. Most of the concrete has been poured, which will allow for the installation of new picnic tables, and equipment installation has begun. The 2-5 years olds structure is going up as well as the swing structure. Nature inspired elements, including a log replica tunnel, are being installed as well. The project is still on track to be completed by October 2017.

Redevelopment Work at Plunkett Park Playground Begins

With school back in session, the Park District is beginning work on the redevelopment of Plunkett Park playground, which will receive new structures and play surfacing this fall. On August 16, the old playground structures were  removed by Kids Around the World, a non-profit agency that repurposes playgrounds and rebuilds them in developing countries. Elmhurst Park District has worked with them previously to repurpose playground equipment from several parks, including most recently at Butterfield Park. 

Park Board Approves Plunkett Park Playground Redevelopment Project

Plans for the redevelopment of Plunkett Park playground moved forward at the Monday, March 13 Park Board meeting, with the Board approving both the Plunkett Park Playground Redevelopment Project and the Plunkett Park Playground Safety Surfacing Project. Plunkett Park playground is next on the District’s replacement schedule and the project will ensure that the playground continues to comply with current safety standards and ADA accessibility requirements.

Plunkett Park Playground Plans Approved

At the Tuesday, January 17 Park Board Meeting, plans for the updating of Plunkett Park playground were approved. Plunkett Park playground is next on the District’s replacement schedule and the plans will ensure that the playground continues to comply with current safety standards and ADA accessibility requirements.

Part of the planning process for the playground included gathering public feedback, which was sought initially through public meetings, followed by onsite in-person surveys at the playground and an online survey with suggested playground themes and components.