Public Invited to Discuss Plunkett Park Playground Updates

Wed, Sep 21 - 7:00pm
With summer wrapping up, Elmhurst Park District is looking toward next year. Plunkett Park Playground, located at the intersection of S. West Avenue and W. Utley Road, and directly across from the Courts Plus facility, is scheduled to be replaced during the summer of 2017. The playground replacement is part of the District’s capital planning efforts, where nearly every year one of the District’s eighteen playgrounds is budgeted to be renovated, providing an 18-20 year lifecycle for each playground.  The Park District is inviting the public to give input on the plans for the playground. Anyone who has an interest in the planned improvements is invited to attend a public meeting to be held Wednesday, September 21 at 7 p.m. at The Abbey, located at 407 W. St. Charles Rd., Elmhurst.
The information gathered at the meeting will be used to prepare a preliminary master plan for the playground, which will then be presented at a second public meeting on November 9, 2016.  Following the November meeting, a final plan will be developed and presented to the Park Board for review and approval.
Those in attendance will be entered in a raffle for a free Elmhurst Park District summer 2017 punch card (20 swims) which provides free entrance to East End Pool, Smalley Pool, and The Hub Splash Pad. Children are welcome to attend the public meeting, but must be supervised by an adult at all times.
If you have any questions or are unable to attend, but wish to contribute your ideas, please contact Miranda Lovato, Landscape Architect at (630) 993-8939 or mlovato [at]