Salt Creek Park Project

Community comes out to celebrate redeveloped Salt Creek Park

Elmhurst families had a crisp and clear fall morning to celebrate the reopening of Salt Creek Park on Saturday, October 5. Board President Vince Spaeth and his fellow commissioners welcomed the community and invited everyone to enjoy the new playground after a short ribbon cutting ceremony.

Salt Creek Park is the Park District’s second oldest park. The original nine and half acres was purchased in 1927 for $20,000. An additional half acre was acquired in 1991. In the early years, the park was known for its swimming hole and its access to Salt Creek for fishing.

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. 

Salt Creek Park project begins with removal of playground equipment

The Park District's Salt Creek Park redevelopment project has begun. On June 17, 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 Conrad Fischer Park.

Salt Creek Park playground will receive new equipment, safety surfacing and more shade trees.

Plans for a new and improved Salt Creek Park are underway!

During the March 11, 2019 Park Board Meeting, board members approved plans for the redevelopment of Salt Creek Park Playground. Details of the plan include replacing the existing playground with new blue and green equipment that allows for more climbing opportunities, providing additional shaded seating with good sight lines, replacing the wood chips with rubber safety surface and providing more shade trees.

The playground will also feature a Friendship Swing, a one size fits all multi-user swing that allows kids and adults to swing together!