Elmhurst Park District News

Posted: December 1, 2014

This year, the Green Team was restructured to include Park District staff "whose regular job responsibilities provide the maximum opportunity to implement green practices.  The purpose of the

Posted: October 29, 2014

The IPRA ( Illinois Park & Recreation Association)  awards agencies for outstanding and unique achevements in the design and development of a renovated facility.

Posted: October 27, 2014

October 22, 2014 Park Board Meeting

The Park Board unanimously approved three motions related to stormwater detention in York Commons and Golden Meadows Park. 

Posted: October 3, 2014

The Public Meeting held at The Abbey on October 1, 2014 drew nearly 120 Elmhurst residents.

Posted: October 3, 2014

The Public Meeting held at The Abbey on October 1, 2014 drew nearly 120 Elmhurst residents.

Posted: June 17, 2014

In 2016, the Elmhurst Park District will be making improvements to Butterfield Park, including refurbishing the three tennis courts and lighting systems, correcting drainage issues in the park, and replacing the walking path.

Posted: May 19, 2014

As interest rates fluctuate, it can be beneficial to refund (refinance) bonds to attain a lower rate.  Much like refinancing your own home, refinancing General Obligation (G.O.) Bonds may redu

Posted: April 1, 2014

After a long winter, staff is excited to finish the last leg of the Wilder Park Conservatory Project - the landscaping.  One of the basic principles of landscape architecture is for the landsc

Posted: February 27, 2014

Spring has arrived early at the Wilder Park Conservatory & Greenhouse.  Inside it is a comfortable 80 degrees and the springlike scent of soil and plants lingers.  It's hard to believ

Posted: January 28, 2014

The fully restored Wilder Park Conservatory and beautiful new greenhouse, scheduled to open to the public on April 12, 2014, were partially funded thanks to a Park & Recreational Facility Const

Posted: January 22, 2014

To help address storm water management, open space preservation, economic development and education, the Park District created a potential plan that may appeal to the City of Elmhurst, School Distr

Posted: January 16, 2014

Based on stellar reviews from past newlywed clients, Wilder Mansion was voted one of the best Ceremony and Reception Venues within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning s

Posted: January 15, 2014

The Propagating House is going green, as plants have been moved back into the facility from their temporary homes throughout the District.  Meanwhile, carpenters are installing the wood window

Posted: December 10, 2013

As the project winds down the scope of the work on the Wilder Park Conservatory and Greenhouse Restoration Project has shifted from large-scale items to detail work.  Electricians are programm

Posted: November 15, 2013

Construction crews are in the final stages of the Wilder Park Conservatory and Greenhouse Restoration Project.  The most noticeable progress is that nearly all the glass panels are up in the C

Posted: November 15, 2013

A new sidewalk has been installed along the north end of the Conservatory that connects to the link. The link is a new structure that connects the Conservatory and Greenhouse.

Posted: November 8, 2013

On Tuesday, October 29th in East Peoria, IL, the Elmhurst Park District was honored with the Governor’s Sustainability Award by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) for its

Posted: August 16, 2013

At its meeting held on August 14, the Board of Park Commissioners heard a presentation from the City of Elmhurst and Christopher Burke Engineering entitled "City of Elmhurst Comprehensive Flood Plan Presentation to Elmhurst Park District".

Posted: July 18, 2013

The Wilder Park Conservatory and Greenhouse Restoration Project keeps moving forward. The foundation for the link between the Greenhouse and Conservatory has been completed connecting the two facilities.

Posted: July 7, 2013

The Elmhurst Park District is home to 18 playgrounds located throughout the various parks in the city. In order to keep them up-to-date with the latest safety standards and to address residents’ needs, the Park District replaces one playground per year. Currently the Washington Park playground is under construction with a new playground being built in its place.

Posted: July 5, 2013

The Wilder Park Conservatory and Greenhouse Restoration Project continues; the frames for the foundations have been removed and construction crews have begun to backfill the spaces surrounding the foundations.

Posted: June 28, 2013

The Wilder Park Conservatory and Greenhouse Restoration Project is starting to take shape-literally. The framings for the foundations of the Greenhouse and Propagating House were completed and the new foundations were poured.

Posted: June 14, 2013

The Wilder Park Conservatory & Greenhouse Restoration Project continues to progress. The panes of glass lining the Conservatory structure have been completely removed, leaving behind the bare frame. The boiler room has also been cleared out, paving the way for new, efficient HVAC systems.