Vision 2020 Project

Community update on Vision 2020

The public health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Park District operations and its ability to provide programs, facilities, and services to the community. These short-term effects will likely have long-term implications for the District and the Elmhurst community. Therefore, the Park Board is refocusing its current strategy to address the Vision 2020 large-scale project priorities identified by the community as high priorities.

Replacement of Eldridge Park's east playground planned for 2020

Plans are coming together for the redevelopment of Eldridge Park’s east playground, which Elmhurst Park District intends to replace in 2020. The Park Board approved playground concepts at the Monday, January 13 Park Board meeting.

In order to gather feedback and engage the community in the playground’s concept, the Park District performed in-person surveys at Eldridge Park during the spring and summer of 2019 and held a Party in the Park Input Meeting last August to see what changes the community was interested in seeing at the park.

Park District extends thank-you to Vision 2020 Open House attendees

Thank you to everyone who attended one of Elmhurst Park District’s recent Vision 2020 Open Houses and offered feedback regarding the six large-scale projects.

On Monday, November 25, discussion of Vision 2020 will continue during the Park Board Meeting. The Board will review the results of a voter survey regarding a possible referendum. The public is welcomed to attend the meeting, which takes place at the Administrative Office boardroom, 375 W. First St., at 7 p.m.

Vision 2020 Open House

November 12, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Drop-in at our Vision 2020 Open House and give us your feedback! Under the Vision 2020 Plan, the Park District used your input to shape six potential projects. During the Open House, you'll have the opportunity to learn more about the six potential Vision 2020 large-scale projects and ask questions.

"Input from the community is the foundation of the Vision 2020 Plan," says Executive Director, Jim Rogers.

This time and location of this Open House is:

Vision 2020 Open House

November 05, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Drop-in at our Vision 2020 Open House and give us your feedback! Under the Vision 2020 Plan, the Park District used your input to shape six potential projects. During the Open House, you'll have the opportunity to learn more about the six potential Vision 2020 large-scale projects and ask questions.

"Input from the community is the foundation of the Vision 2020 Plan," says Executive Director, Jim Rogers.

This time and location of this Open House is:

Tuesday, November 5
6-8 p.m.
Wagner Community Center

Vision 2020 Open House

November 05, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Drop-in at our Vision 2020 Open House and give us your feedback! Under the Vision 2020 Plan, the Park District used your input to shape six potential projects. During the Open House, you'll have the opportunity to learn more about the six potential Vision 2020 large-scale projects and ask questions.

"Input from the community is the foundation of the Vision 2020 Plan," says Executive Director, Jim Rogers.

This time and location of this Open House is:

Tuesday, November 5
9:30 a.m.-Noon
Wagner Community Center

Vision 2020 Open House

November 04, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Drop-in at our Vision 2020 Open House and give us your feedback! Under the Vision 2020 Plan, the Park District used your input to shape six potential projects. During the Open House, you'll have the opportunity to learn more about the six potential Vision 2020 large-scale projects and ask questions.

"Input from the community is the foundation of the Vision 2020 Plan," says Executive Director, Jim Rogers.

This time and location of this Open House is:

Monday, November 4
5-7 p.m.
Courts Plus

Vision 2020 Open House

November 04, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Drop-in at our Vision 2020 Open House and give us your feedback! Under the Vision 2020 Plan, the Park District used your input to shape six potential projects. During the Open House, you'll have the opportunity to learn more about the six potential Vision 2020 large-scale projects and ask questions.

"Input from the community is the foundation of the Vision 2020 Plan," says Executive Director, Jim Rogers.

This time and location of this Open House is:

Monday, November 4
9-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m.
Courts Plus

Vision 2020 Open House

November 02, 2019 - 8:00am to 10:00am

Drop-in at our Vision 2020 Open House and give us your feedback! Under the Vision 2020 Plan, the Park District used your input to shape six potential projects. During the Open House, you'll have the opportunity to learn more about the six potential Vision 2020 large-scale projects and ask questions.

"Input from the community is the foundation of the Vision 2020 Plan," says Executive Director, Jim Rogers.

This time and location of this Open House is:

Saturday, November 2
8-10 a.m.
Courts Plus

Vision 2020 Open House

November 01, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Drop-in at our Vision 2020 Open House and give us your feedback! Under the Vision 2020 Plan, the Park District used your input to shape six potential projects. During the Open House, you'll have the opportunity to learn more about the six potential Vision 2020 large-scale projects and ask questions.

"Input from the community is the foundation of the Vision 2020 Plan," says Executive Director, Jim Rogers.

This time and location of this Open House is:

Friday, November 1
10 a.m.-Noon
The Abbey

Park Board approves contract for additional assessments at site of potential indoor sports facility

At the October 14 Park Board meeting, the Board approved a contract with V3 Companies Ltd. to perform additional assessments at 837 S. Riverside Drive. The property located at the intersection of Route 83 and Riverside Drive, also known as the Kieft Brothers property, is 16.4 acres divisible over two adjacent lots and is the planned location of a potential indoor sports facility.

Learn about proposed Vision 2020 projects at upcoming Open House dates

Drop-in at one of the Park District's upcoming Vision 2020 Open House dates and give us your feedback! Under the Vision 2020 Plan, the Park District used your input to shape six potential projects. During the Open House, you'll have the opportunity to learn more about the six potential Vision 2020 large-scale projects and ask questions.

"Input from the community is the foundation of the Vision 2020 Plan," says Executive Director, Jim Rogers.

State of the Park District Address

October 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

Elmhurst Park District invites you to attend the 4th annual “State of the Park District” address at 7:00 pm on Monday, October 21 in the Wilder Room at Wilder Mansion, 211 S Prospect Avenue.

The presentation will provide a current look at District projects, accomplishments and future plans, specifically highlighting progress on the Vision 2020 comprehensive plan and the six potential Vision 2020 large-scale projects.

Park Board takes steps to improve drainage conditions throughout District

Addressing park drainage and standing water issues is a project Elmhurst Park District intends to tackle in 2020. Steps toward achieving that goal were made at the most recent Park Board meeting.

Community feedback gathered in 2016 and 2017 rated District parks in “fair” condition overall on maintenance and upkeep. The District’s Vision 2020 Plan, formed based on that feedback, includes improved condition and maintenance of parks and amenities as one of its primary goals. The improvement of drainage would substantially improve park conditions for visitors.

Park Board approves contract to purchase 16-acre site as future home of indoor sports facility contingent on a March 2020 referendum

At the September 23, 2019 meeting of the Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners, the board approved a contract to purchase a 16-acre site located at 837 Riverside Drive as the potential home of a new indoor sports facility as part of Vision 2020. The purchase price is $15 million, and the contract is contingent on a successful March 2020 referendum. Park District staff will now begin the due diligence process.

Park Board decides to survey community regarding possible referendum

At the September 9 meeting of the Elmhurst Park District Board of Commissioners, staff presented the implementation plans and financial options for addressing Vision 2020 large-scale projects. The six projects, which can be viewed at vision2020.epd.org, were a direct result of community feedback. After reviewing the financial plans, the Park Board decided to pursue a voter survey that will determine the level of community support to fund the six projects through a referendum.

Park Board makes progress on Vision 2020 projects with purchase of Redeemer property

At the August 26 meeting of the Elmhurst Park District Board of Commissioners, the Board made exciting progress on Vision 2020 as they unanimously approved a contract to purchase the Redeemer Center property at 123 E. St. Charles Rd. Vision 2020, the District’s strategic and comprehensive master plan, is a road map into the future as the District prepares to celebrate 100 years in 2020.

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