Vision 2020 Project

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Pickle ball courts coming to Elmhurst Park District

Playing pickle ball in Elmhurst is about to get much easier. This summer, construction begins on six, dedicated pickle ball courts in Elmhurst Park District’s Crestview Park.

This fast paced racquet game combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It’s played on a court with a paddle and plastic ball, similar to a wiffle ball. The sport, invented in 1965, is relatively new, but is rising in popularity.

“Over the past three years we have seen an increased interest in pickle ball,” says the Park District’s Director of Facilities, Angela Ferrentino.

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.

New community event is direct result of community feedback

Elmhurst Park District’s Vision 2020 project helped to shape the future of park and recreation services in Elmhurst as a direct result of community feedback obtained in 2016 and 2017. Since that time, Elmhurst Park District staff have put a plan in place to prioritize the initiatives the community desires. One of the things that came out of a community-wide survey was a desire for more community events for adults.

Staff has listened and this year will be hosting a new adult event called “Bags, Brew & BBQ” on Saturday, July 27 from 6-9:00 p.m. in front of Wilder Mansion.

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