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.
Plunkett Park Project
Welcome to the new Plunkett Park playground, newly complete with brand new equipment and fun for everyone. Come play with us!
Friday, October 20, 2017
Construction is complete, and the Elmhurst Park District is excited to announce that by 12:30 this afternoon, the redeveloped Plunkett Park playground will be open for play! Stop by the playground for a preview and be sure to join us November 4 for the grand reopening celebration.
You and your favorite playmates are invited to celebrate with us at Plunkett Park playground’s grand reopening, taking place Saturday, November 4 at 10 a.m. at Plunkett Park. Be one of the first to play on this new, tree house themed playground!
Plunkett Park playground work is rolling along! Safety surface installation began this week. Final preparations to the base were made and a low maintenance synthetic turf is now being rolled out! The project is on schedule to be completed by the end of October 2017.
To learn more about the Plunkett Park playground project, visit our project page.
The playground redevelopment at Plunkett Park is coming along with most of the equipment laid out and the freestanding Global Motion structure being installed this week. The Global Motion provides thrills for many kids at once, as fourteen nets allow kids to climb, rotate and explore two levels of fun!
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.
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.
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.
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.