Friday, March 24, 2023 - 2:32pm

Adults ages 21 and up are invited to join in a friendly competition at a recreational bags tournament fundraiser to benefit the Elmhurst Parks Foundation! Don’t want to compete?

Friday, March 24, 2023 - 9:20am

Visit Safety Town on your schedule! Safety Town will open to the public daily from dawn to dusk beginning Saturday, April 1.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 9:49am

Wagner Community Center will observe special hours during Spring Break, March 27-April 1.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 1:00pm

Ages 11-16, grab your flashlights! Join your friends in the frenzy as you search for prize eggs filled with candy, gift certificates and other great prizes. No registration required, free to attend.

Friday, March 24, 2023 - 2:33pm

Skip the line at the DMV during the Secretary of State Mobile Event, coming up Wednesday, March 29 between 10 am-2 pm at Centennial Recreation Center. 

Friday, March 24, 2023 - 6:01pm
Hop on over to the baseball fields at Berens Park this year for our annual egg hunt! Join in a mad dash to collect prize-filled eggs and visit with the Easter Bunny. Adults must accompany children and don’t forget to bring your basket!
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 12:45pm

Celebrate spring with your four-legged friend at our Doggie Eggstravaganza when the egg hunt goes to the dogs!

Sunday, March 19, 2023 - 9:34pm

Join us Saturday, March 18!

Why should kids have all the fun? This event gives new meaning to BYOB (bring your own basket)!

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 9:50am

Today Governor Pritzker announced the Elmhurst Park District was a recipient of an Open Space Land Acquisition and Development grant in the amount of $340,300 to be used to fund half the cost of the planned $680,000 development of a brand-new park in the Pick Subdivision called Pick Park. The Park District anticipates completing design development and engineering this year with construction beginning and the new park opening in 2024.

Friday, March 3, 2023 - 9:02am

Summer 2023 is coming soon! Secure your spot at the pool and purchase your pool passes!

Friday, March 10, 2023 - 11:55am

Park Board Commissioner, Carolyn Ubriaco, was recently elected to the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) Board of Trustees.

Friday, March 10, 2023 - 12:31pm

Registration is now open for our new Summer Camp - Camp Canteen!

Camp Canteen is a Day Camp for children who will be in grades 6th-8th in the fall.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - 8:23am

At the Elmhurst Park District, we enrich lives while having fun! Join our team and make friends, build your resume, get valuable skills and have a little fun while doing it!

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 - 4:53pm

Registration is now open for our new Summer Camp - Turf & Surf!

Gear up for the best on-the-road biking camp around!

Monday, February 13, 2023 - 3:17pm

Registration for Summer Camps and Aquatics is coming up this Saturday, February 11 at 8 am. The Park District is especially excited this year to get summer underway, as 2023 brings expanded summer camp offerings for the community!

Friday, March 10, 2023 - 12:31pm

The Maple Trail Woods path will be temporarily closed starting February 28, 2023 for construction of improvements to the McKinley Stormwater Pump Station. 

Monday, February 6, 2023 - 11:04am

The Sunbeams & Rainbows Preschool program is play-based, developmentally appropriate, and respectful of social, cultural, and linguistic diversity.

Friday, February 17, 2023 - 1:46pm

Join the Elmhurst Park District Pool Staff at East End Pool from 1-4 p.m. to celebrate Christmas in July! There will be a variety of reindeer games, a Christmas Trivia contest, and even a visit from Santa.

Monday, March 13, 2023 - 8:45am

General spring programming registration opens March 11 at 8 am.

The Park District's Spring Brochure is now available online, featuring spring programming and events, plus our Summer Camp & Aquatics Guide. 

Sunday, March 19, 2023 - 9:36pm

Elmhurst Park District was thrilled to receive the 2022 Outstanding Park and Facility Award from the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA) for Centennial Park. The award was presented at the IAPD/IPRA Annual Conference in Chicago on Friday, January 28.

Sunday, March 19, 2023 - 9:36pm

The pandemic took a toll on a lot of businesses, and the Elmhurst Park District was no different. Due to a $6 million loss of revenue in 2020 and a lack of work for various departments due to mandated shutdowns, a number of positions had to be eliminated. But as the country has now come out of the pandemic and residents locally flock to programs and events, the District has budgeted to add several new positions that will help grow programs and allow staff to better manage parks and facilities. 

Monday, February 13, 2023 - 3:20pm

The Park District's Summer Camp & Aquatics Guide will be available online beginning Friday, January 27. Next Friday, February 3, the full Spring Brochure will be available online and in print.

Friday, January 27, 2023 - 10:01am

Horticulture Staff will be working on a February flower display at Wilder Park Conservatory during the week of January 23. The Conservatory will be open for regular hours at this time, but staff requests no walk-in photoshoots Monday-Friday, as the Conservatory will be a bit messy during the rebuild.

Monday, January 16, 2023 - 3:17pm

Join Elmhurst Park District as we kick off the holiday season in Wilder Park! We'll countdown to the lighting of the community trees that surround the park and enjoy holiday festivities. Free to attend.

Friday, February 17, 2023 - 1:43pm

Get your costumes ready and bring the family to The Depot at Wild Meadows Trace for Safety Town trick-or-treating plus fall festivities! Free admission.

Friday, March 24, 2023 - 11:19am

Join us at Berens Park for a free concert! Industrial Drive will take to the stage, performing rock hits from across the decades. 

Friday, January 13, 2023 - 2:26pm

Non-Resident Registration opens at 8 am for programs featured in the Spring Brochure.

Friday, January 13, 2023 - 2:25pm

Registration opens at 8 am for Residents for general programs featured in the Spring Brochure. Note: Registration is already open for Summer Camps, Aquatics programs, Gymnastics, Courts Plus programs and the Egg Hunt in Berens Park.

Friday, February 17, 2023 - 10:08am

Registration opens at 8 am for Courts Plus Programs and for the Egg Hunt in Berens Park event featured in the Spring Brochure. Note: Registration is already open for Summer Camps, Aquatic Programs and Gymnastics.

Friday, January 13, 2023 - 2:23pm

Registration opens at 8 am for Gymnastics Programs featured in the Spring Brochure. Note: Registration is already open for Summer Camps & Aquatics. 

Friday, January 13, 2023 - 2:22pm

Registration opens at 8 am for Summer Camps and Aquatics Programs featured in the Spring Brochure.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 8:47am

Focus on your health in 2023 and take advantage of our best deal of the year. Now through January 16 become a member at Courts Plus with no joining fee!

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 12:46pm

After an extensive review of software solution options, the Park Board approved ActiveNet as the District’s new registration software provider during its December 18 meeting, and last week, District staff finalized the contract with the new vendor.

Monday, February 6, 2023 - 10:59am

Our NEW Walking Open Gym program for all abilities! 

Monday, March 6, 2023 - 11:23am

There's plenty of opportunities to get in game time with the Park District this winter. Open gym opportunities include family, youth, preschool and adult.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 2:03pm

Help maintain Elmhurst's stretch of 10,000-year-old prairie. Volunteers meet at the Great Western Prairie (intersection of Berkley Avenue and Prairie Path, just west of Spring Road) 9 am-Noon on the third Saturday of the month.

Monday, January 23, 2023 - 10:08am

With classes for ages 2-4, Sunbeams & Rainbows Preschool provides a safe and nurturing learning environment that embraces all children and their diverse learning styles, needs and interests. 

Thursday, December 29, 2022 - 10:24am

With the safety of patrons and staff in mind, Wagner Community Center and Courts Plus will close at 5 pm tonight, December 22, and remain closed tomorrow, December 23. 

Monday, March 6, 2023 - 11:21am

Centennial's gym is open for play

Location: Centennial Recreation Center (155 E. St. Charles Road)
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30-7 pm through March 8, 2023

Monday, January 23, 2023 - 1:31pm

Plans for a dog park in Elmhurst are coming together. The Park Board approved hiring Upland Design to complete dog park architecture and engineering services at their Monday, December 19 meeting.

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - 8:31pm

We’re hitting ‘refresh’ at! Visitors to the website will likely notice some subtle changes due to the Park District upgrading its platform for the website,

Monday, January 2, 2023 - 8:33pm

Elmhurst Park District facilities will observe special hours December 23, 2022- January 2, 2023:

Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 2:10pm

Grab a picnic blanket and join Elmhurst Park District at Wilder Park for a movie under the stars. Movie begins at dusk. Free admission. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2022 - 9:19am

30 days for $45!

Wednesday, December 28, 2022 - 9:56am

Centennial's gym is open for play! Whether you want to work on your skills, throw together a pick-up game, or just meet up with friends for some active activity, we’ll provide all the equipment and supervised gym time.

Tuesday, December 27, 2022 - 9:20am

An Elmhurst Park District gift card gives the gift of recreation and fun all year long! From pool passes to summer camps, there are so many ways to use gift cards in 2023!

Friday, December 16, 2022 - 1:49pm

Improvements are coming to Ben Allison Park next year, including a new playground. The Park Board approved the park’s Master Plan at their Monday, November 14 meeting.

Friday, December 16, 2022 - 2:20pm

Learn about District projects, accomplishments and future plans.

Presented on Wednesday, November 16 by Park Board President, Kevin Graf and Executive Director, Jim Rogers, the address highlighted District projects, accomplishments and future plans.

Monday, November 21, 2022 - 3:25pm

Sugar Creek Golf Course held a ground breaking ceremony for the Sugar Creek restoration project on Saturday, November 5.

Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 1:58pm

A new park is on the horizon for Elmhurst Park District. Located at 151 Monterey Avenue in the Pick Subdivision neighborhood, the Park District has applied for an OSLAD grant which could fund 50% of the park’s development. 

Monday, November 21, 2022 - 3:19pm

At the Monday, October 24 Park Board Meeting, the Elmhurst Garden Club presented a check for $5,000 to the Park District. The money was raised during the club’s annual Garden Walk & Faire, held in July.

Monday, November 21, 2022 - 3:19pm

Sugar Creek Golf Course invites the community to a ground breaking ceremony for the Sugar Creek restoration project on Saturday, November 5 at 10:30 am.

Monday, November 21, 2022 - 3:19pm

Ask questions and learn about District projects, accomplishments and future plans at the upcoming Virtual State of the Park District Address at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 11:20am

This month, 160 native Bur Oak saplings made their debut as they were planted near the Elmhurst Great Western Prairie’s northern tree line.

Monday, November 21, 2022 - 3:19pm

Elmhurst Park District staff is currently working on the Winter Brochure and planning out Winter Registration.

Monday, November 21, 2022 - 3:19pm

The Sugar Creek restoration project at Sugar Creek Golf Course will begin Monday, October 3. During the project, the golf course will be closed and unplayable. The project is currently scheduled to be completed in spring 2023.

Friday, October 21, 2022 - 9:25am

Update: This survey is closed. 

Monday, October 17, 2022 - 10:28am

Some little boys want to be a firefighter or a police officer when they grow up. But 6-year-old Patrick “Paddy” Payne has another profession in mind. He wants to be a Director of Parks just like his dad!

Sunday, December 18, 2022 - 1:49pm

Cloudy skies didn’t stop the neighborhood from coming out to play last Saturday during the ribbon cutting at Eldridge Park’s newly redeveloped east playground.

Monday, November 21, 2022 - 3:20pm

Elmhurst Park District was honored to receive a 2022 Best of the Best Award from the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) last week.

Friday, December 16, 2022 - 10:19pm

This year, the Park District has made addressing its registration software issues a top priority.

Friday, December 16, 2022 - 10:20pm

April 4, 2023 Consolidated Election for Park District Commissioner

Monday, November 21, 2022 - 3:22pm

Elmhurst Park District joined other community organizations on Thursday, September 15 to sign a Pollinator Pledge and commit to raising awareness of the declining monarch butterfly population.

Monday, November 21, 2022 - 3:22pm

Park District staff and Board Members joined Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition (ECCC) on Tuesday, September 6 for a ribbon cutting celebrating the new native garden located on the north side of Wilder Park Conservatory.

Monday, November 21, 2022 - 3:22pm

The Park District had a special delivery this week, with the arrival and installation of exterior doors for the newly redeveloped Centennial Recreation Center, located at 155

Friday, March 24, 2023 - 10:51am

Preschoolers - come and play with us at Elmhurst Gymnastics Center!

Sunday, December 18, 2022 - 1:49pm

Come play with us as we celebrate the new playground at Eldridge Park! The park's east playground, along Spring Road, was redeveloped this summer and ready to make its debut.

Friday, March 24, 2023 - 10:51am

From the youngest infant to the oldest great-grandparent, Music Together is a new program this fall perfect for family time.

Monday, November 21, 2022 - 3:24pm

At their August 8 meeting, the Park Board approved the planting of sixty trees this fall. Fall is a great time of year for planting because it gives plants a long time to establish their root systems before the hot summer returns.

Monday, November 21, 2022 - 3:24pm

The Park Board and staff share in the frustration many experienced during Saturday’s registration. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience it caused residents.

Friday, December 16, 2022 - 1:40pm

In mid-August, construction will begin at Washington Park as Elmhurst Park District staff removes the south baseball field.

Friday, September 9, 2022 - 12:50pm

Stop by Ben Allison's playground Wednesday, August 24, 6-7 pm to tell us changes you would like to see at the park in 2023! Plus - bring the kids and enjoy a mini Party in the Park, with classic backyard games like hula hoops and bubbles.

Friday, September 9, 2022 - 12:38pm

In June, the Park District made the decision to hire an outside IT consultant to assist with reviewing and selecting a high performing registration software.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 1:39pm

The Glos Memorial Park expansion project is finished and the park is reopened to the public. The expansion nearly doubled the size of the downtown park, located at 142 E. Park Avenue.

Monday, November 21, 2022 - 3:24pm

Impact Dance Company will be holding auditions for the upcoming 2022-2023 season on Satuday, August 6. The award-winning company is inviting all dancers ages 7-17 to tryout at their age level.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 9:26pm

Mark your calendars

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 9:27pm

Before and After Care Rec Station Staff (Part-Time). Work directly with kids enrolled in our Before and After School Rec Station Program by assisting to implement activities, including arts and crafts, drama, sports, games and more. Morning and afternoon hours available.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 3:04pm

Pack more fun into the last half of summer with a 10 swim Punch Card - now on sale! Purchase at East End Pool, Smalley Pool, Wagner Community Center or Courts Plus.

Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 2:38pm

Stop by Wilder Park Conseravtory for a seasonal display of fall flowers. Show begins Saturday, October 29 and runs through Sunday, November 27. Open daily, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Monday, November 21, 2022 - 3:25pm

A recent collaboration with Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition (ECCC) has transformed the exterior north end of Wilder Park Conservatory into a new destination that hopefully will spa

Monday, July 11, 2022 - 2:54pm

Sugar Creek Golf Course draws its name from the creek which runs through the property.

Monday, December 19, 2022 - 1:41pm

With the goal of improving the experience of signing up for programs, the Park District is planning to contract with an outside IT consultant to assist in the process of reviewing and selecting a registration software that properly meets the commu

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 3:04pm

Elmhurst Park District is having a lifeguard training class the week of June 27 and it's not too late to get certified, join our team and work at the pools this summer!

Monday, July 11, 2022 - 2:53pm

The Park District's newest park in more than 30 years, Centennial Park, is now open! Centrally located in Elmhurst, at 155 E.

Friday, November 4, 2022 - 3:25pm

Centennial Recreation Center (CRC), the new home for adult programming at Elmhurst Park District, is now open! Located in Centennial Park at 155 E. St.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 9:41am

Smalley Pool will open for the season on Monday, June 13! We appreciate your patience as we worked to get enough lifeguards trained to safely open the pool.

Friday, June 10, 2022 - 10:33am

Parks staff will begin spot treatments with herbicide for weed control Districtwide the week of June 6 and continue through mid-June. Treatment areas include tree rings, landscape beds, paver paths, fence lines, and parking lot areas.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 3:04pm

Due to a shortage of lifeguards, the opening of Smalley Pool is being delayed by one week to Monday, June 13.

Monday, June 13, 2022 - 8:29am

Elmhurst Park District Executive Director, Jim Rogers, presented Elmhurst Garden Club Garden Walk & Faire Committee Chair, Georgia Dolan, with the 2019 IPRA/IAPD Community Service Award at the June 1 Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce Breakfast at W

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 11:19am

A new playground is coming to Eldridge Park's east side! The playground, located on the Spring Road side of the park, was originally slated to be updated in 2020, but work was postponed due to pandemic related financial constraints.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 3:04pm

Lifeguard and swim instructor positions are still available for this summer!

Friday, December 16, 2022 - 10:17pm

For the sixteenth year in a row, the Elmhurst Park District has earned the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 2022 Budget. 

Friday, December 16, 2022 - 1:37pm

With the release of the Summer Brochure, Elmhurst Park District is looking toward the upcoming Summer Registration dates with the intention of ensuring users have a positive experience.

Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 9:08pm

Following the frustrations that many residents felt during spring registration, the Elmhurst Park District is making changes in time for the summer registration coming up this month.

Sunday, December 18, 2022 - 1:41pm

Several capital projects received the approval to more forward at the Monday, March 14 Park Board meeting, with projects at Eldridge Park, Courts Plus and the Wilder Park Formal Garden scheduled to be completed this year.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 9:23pm

For more than 40 years, The Abbey at 407 St. Charles Road was the home of senior programming for Elmhurst Park District. From luncheons to chair yoga, it was a center of learning and enrichment for adults in the community.

Monday, April 11, 2022 - 8:02am

Elmhurst Park District Board and staff strive to provide enriching experiences for the community.

Monday, March 7, 2022 - 9:14am

Effective Monday, February 28, the Governor has ordered that the State’s indoor mask mandate be partially lifted based on declining COVID metrics.

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 2:13pm

Governor Pritzker announced plans Wednesday to partially lift Illinois' indoor mask mandate by February 28 assuming state COVID metrics continue to decline.

Monday, February 14, 2022 - 9:51am

The recent ruling on the Austin v.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 3:21pm

Update: This survey is now closed. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 12:00pm

Wilder Mansion was announced as a winner of the 2022 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®, which honors the top wedding vendors nationwide and abroad.

Friday, December 16, 2022 - 10:18pm

Expressing a continued commitment toward strategically advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) across the organization, the Elmhurst Park District Park Board approved at their January 10 meeting the hiring of Edquity-Minded Consulting, LLC to conduct a DEI organizational assessment.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 9:01pm

Upcoming maintenance work at Courts Plus will include the replacement of the roof over the Courts Plus café area, with the project receiving approval at the January 10 Park Board Meeting.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 9:00pm

At their January 10 meeting, the Park Board approved payments toward the replacement of the roof at the City of Elmhurst's Maintenance Facility at 985 S.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:49pm

The Park Board recognized and honored the 150th anniversary of Elmhurst University during its December 13, 2021 Park Board meeting, passing a resolution commemorating the milestone.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 9:52am

Learn about District projects, accomplishments and future plans.

The 2021 State of the Park District Address, presented on Wednesday, November 17, featured updates on the impact of the pandemic on the District as well as highlights and acc

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:35pm

For the fifteenth year in a row, the Elmhurst Park District has earned the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for our 2021 Budget.  In order to receive the award,

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:33pm

With the help of volunteers and in cooperation with the Park District, Troop 9117 Eagle Scout candidate, Joanna Clohessy, recently helped revitalize Kiwanis Park with the construction of new park

Friday, December 16, 2022 - 1:36pm

Beginning November 4, the Elmhurst Park District's registration website will have a fresh new look!

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:34pm

The Elmhurst Park District loves the support the community gives its parks, and a recent ranking by WalletHub agrees!

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:31pm

The Hub tent area at Berens Park was recently revitalized by the Parks Department, with new plants and surfacing installed this October.

Friday, December 16, 2022 - 1:35pm

Eternally Green Lawn Care, Inc. is scheduled to begin the annual fall broadleaf weed control applications on October 6, 2021. Applications are scheduled to take place between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:29pm

Throughout October, the Park District athletic fields will sport an extra dose of color. Fields will be painted pink, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:30pm

Elmhurst Park District was honored to receive the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s 2021 Good Works Award, which was presented during the Chamber’s 73rd annual Golf Outing, held at Su

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 11:14am

With all the storms the area has seen recently, it’s a good time to remind the community about the Park District’s lightning prediction system, Thor Guard.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 9:26am

Today Governor Pritzker announced that a statewide indoor mask mandate will go into effect beginning Monday, August 30.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:24pm

Maintenance work is not always exciting, but it is important, especially when it comes to old buildings.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:23pm

Nikkolas Delgado of Elmhurst Boy Scout Troop 417 along with volunteers and Park District staff recently completed landscape renovations for the 9/11 Memorial at Wild Meadows Trace and Spring Road.

Monday, August 16, 2021 - 1:01pm

Due to severe weather, the Park Board meeting planned for Monday, August 9 has been cancelled.

Monday, November 8, 2021 - 8:58am

The brochure will continue to be available virtually, but beginning in winter, we are bringing back a print version. If you would like a printed copy mailed to you, please enter your info at the link below.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 1:43pm

At the July 26 Park Board meeting, the Board approved the purchase of playground equipment for Centennial Park. The Master Plan for the park was approved earlier this summer and staff intended to purchase equipment in October.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:21pm

In accordance with updated CDC guidelines, it is recommended that all participants wear a mask in Park District facilities effective July 30, 2021. Masks are still required for unvaccinated individuals.

Monday, August 9, 2021 - 12:32pm

The digital only Fall 2021 Brochure is now online! 

Get ready for fall fun in 2021 and mark your calendars with our upcoming registration dates:

Friday, July 30, 2021 - 1:23pm

Master Plans for the expansion of Glos Memorial Park and the development of Centennial Park were approved at the June 28 Park Board meeting.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 3:06pm

The lifeguard staff at East End and Smalley Pools received five stars on their first of three unannounced audits from Starguard Elite during the week of June 21, 2021.

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 9:10am

The Elmhurst Park District Board of Commissioners has reached unanimous consensus to pursue eminent domain against a developer who is attempting to force the Park District to relocate a section of the Salt Creek Greenway Trail in the Pick Subdivis

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:25pm

Introducing Ultimate Futsal: Already play soccer, or interested in a faster paced game? Ultimate Futsal is for players who want to enjoy a fast-paced, high energy, and a creative version of the game of soccer.

Friday, December 16, 2022 - 1:34pm

We are working to enhance a park in your community and we need your help. Stop by Glos Memorial Park from 6-7:30 p.m.

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 9:09am

It’s not every day that a guinea pig gets to venture to a local playground. But on a sunny day in May, Nutella the guinea pig made her way to Butterfield Park.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:20pm

It’s been 455 days since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a worldwide pandemic. During that time, the Elmhurst Park District, along with so many other businesses, has navigated unchartered territory.

Monday, December 27, 2021 - 10:27am

The State remains on track to move to Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan on Friday, June 11, and the Elmhurst Park District is excited to begin transitioning back to pre-pandemic operations.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 12:15pm

Update - This survey is now closed.

Friday, June 18, 2021 - 10:34am

From the onset of the pandemic, the Park District has regularly adjusted operations based on the latest guidance provided by governing agencies.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:32pm

It may feel more like summer as usual at the pools if the State enters Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan!

Friday, December 16, 2022 - 1:34pm

Update: Due to weather, we will be meeting inside at Centennial Recreation Center.

We are working to enhance a park in your community and we need your help. Stop by our Open House at to give your opinion about the proposed Master Plan for the park.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:19pm

At the Monday, May 10 Park Board meeting, incumbents Kevin Graf and Carolyn Ubriaco were sworn in along with new Commissioner, Meghan Scarsella.

Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 12:22pm

Late last week, the Governor announced that our State will move to the Bridge Phase on Friday, May 14 and if things continue trending in a positive way, we will progress through to Phase 5 as early as June 11.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:21pm

Update - This survey is now closed. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:15pm

Retiring Park Board Commissioner, Doug Ennis, was recognized at the April 26, 2021 Park Board meeting for his six years of service to the board.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:15pm

Glos Memorial Park has provided open space and formal gardens in downtown Elmhurst, the community’s most densely populated area, since the 1970s.

Friday, December 16, 2022 - 1:33pm

5/3/21 - Please note that this open house is being moved indoors to the History Museum annex due to the rain forecast this evening. Parking will be at the History Museum across the street from Glos Park.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:13pm

The summer brochure was released last week, which included details about East End and Smalley Pools.

Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 1:10pm

Update: This survey is now closed.

Monday, June 7, 2021 - 5:04pm

The Elmhurst Park District has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report. 

Monday, June 7, 2021 - 5:04pm

Over the course of the last several Elmhurst Park District Board meetings, commissioners met in closed session with the Park District’s attorney to discuss a 17-foot-wide piece of property in the Pick Subdivision where the Salt Creek Greenway Trai

Friday, December 16, 2022 - 1:33pm

We are working to enhance a park in your community and we need your help.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 9:09am

The Park District’s 2021 Budget reflects a year of transition as part of a slow and gradual recovery including the reopening and expanding of facilities, programs and services as the COVID-19 vaccine becomes wider-spread, mandated capacity and social distancing restrictions are lifted, and more participants become comfortable to return to indoor programs and services.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:36pm

For the past two months, staff at the Elmhurst Park District has been planning for the expansion of programming in spring and summer.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:12pm

Pool FAQs

Last week, the Elmhurst Park District announced plans to open the spray ground as well as one of its two pools for the summer seaso

Friday, February 19, 2021 - 2:40pm

Region 8, which includes the Elmhurst Park District, entered Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan on Wednesday. The following changes will go into effect…

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:52pm

Improvements at the newest District park and expansion of green space are just some of the proposed capital projects District staff is planning for in 2021.

Monday, February 8, 2021 - 2:11pm

Today, Region 8 moves to Tier 1 of the resurgence mitigations! Here are the changes that will take place with Tier 1.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 8:22pm

It was announced yesterday that Region 8, which includes the Elmhurst Park District, can move to Tier 2 effective immediately. Here are the changes that will take place with Tier 2.

Friday, May 27, 2022 - 9:43am

Frosty is in Elmhurst! He's visiting our parks all winter, through February 26. Can you spot him? Play Find Frosty with us this winter and be entered into a raffle to win! We’ve teamed up with Kelly Stetler of Compass Realty to offer a $250 gift card to City Centre to the winner of Find Frosty!

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 1:30pm

It was announced today that Region 8, which includes the Elmhurst Park District, can move to Tier 2 effective immediately.

Monday, January 18, 2021 - 7:15pm

At today’s press conference, Governor Pritzker announced an update to the current resurgence mitigation. While a number of regions have met all metrics and will move back to Tier 2 immediately, Region 8 (including Elmhurst) will remain in Tier 3.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 8:33am

Governor Pritzker announced that Tier 3 mitigations will go through Friday, January 15 if mitigation criteria are met. As a result, programs scheduled to begin in person from Jan 4-17 are still delayed or are being held virtually.

Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 8:34am

Recently, Governor Pritzker announced that Tier 3 mitigations will go through Saturday, January 9. As a result, programs scheduled to begin on January 4 will be postponed or will be held virtually.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 2:10pm

This week, Elmhurst Community Unit District 205 and Elmhurst Park District finalized plans for the purchase and sale of the property at 407 W. St Charles Road, commonly known as The Abbey.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 9:53am

Several Elmhurst families were surprised to look out their windows recently and discover they Got Grinched, with lawns sprinkled with candy canes and a gift from The Grinch waiting for them at their door.

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 11:33am

The reviews are in and Wilder Mansion is proud to make the list of The Knot Best of Weddings 2021.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 9:53am

On Tuesday, November 17, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that the State of Illinois will move to Tier 3 of resurgence mitigations beginning Friday, November 20 at 12:01 am.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 4:17pm

Elmhurst Park District was recognized by the Illinois Association of Park Districts at their Best of the Best Awards Gala on November 12.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 9:20am

The Elmhurst Garden Club announced a donation of $1,000 to the Elmhurst Park District at the November 9 Park Board meeting.

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 1:29pm

As cases of COVID-19 continue to increase throughout the State of Illinois, Governor Pritzker announced today that DuPage County (Region 8) will move to Tier 2 of the resurgence mitigation beginning Wednesday, November 11.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 4:17pm

Berens Park ballfields received an upgrade this fall – two separate batting cages, which will provide a safe and efficient space for players to warm-up prior to and during games.

Friday, July 23, 2021 - 11:17am

Tennis nets and pickle ball nets will stay up in the parks this winter, giving the community a chance to enjoy some fun at the courts on any unseasonably warm days.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 9:19am

Two recent decisions by the Board of Park Commissioners will assist in dealing with the impact of COVID-19 related expenses on the District.At the September 14 meeting, the Park Board approved entering into an Intergovernmental Agreement with DuPa

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 2:47pm

The District’s first dedicated pickleball courts were formally welcomed to Elmhurst last Saturday, September 26 with pickleball players, Park Board members and Park District staff coming together for a ribbon cutting at Crestview Park, the locatio

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 2:46pm

Water is vital to our parks - an important part of creating a vital, healthy environment for plants and park goers.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 2:46pm

The COVID 19 pandemic continues to impact businesses around the world and locally in Elmhurst, including the Park District.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:58pm

Note: This survey is now closed.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:27pm

The tennis program has a bounce in its step this week! Courts Plus recently received news that they are a recipient of a USTA Indoor Facility Grant in the amount of $2825.

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:31pm

Dig into some fun this September!! We're celebrating Truck Month at the Park District.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 2:01pm

Curious about pickleball? We're offering classes for beginners, intermediates and kids at the Park District's new pickleball courts at Crestview Park!  In three to four weeks you will become proficient at the sport.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 2:08pm

“This is not the usual way we would do an Eagle Scout Project,” says Walter Pasek, a member of Elmhurst’s Troop 117, as he describes the unique steps needed to earn his rank of Eagle Scout during the summer of a global pandemic.

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 1:14pm

Monday, July 13 was a historic moment for Elmhurst Park District, as the District unveiled and dedicated Elmhurst’s first new park in more than three decades.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:39pm

In accordance with the State of Illinois’ Restore Illinois Plan and in order to try to ensure the safety and well being of our members, we are pleased to announce we will be opening the Courts Plus fitness floor to members on Monday, July 13 for 6

Monday, December 27, 2021 - 10:22am

As new guidance came to light late Friday afternoon, Elmhurst Park District staff has now thoroughly reviewed the guidelines in order to develop and post appropriate signage and is excited to announce that playgrounds will reopen today!

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 11:34am

While our traditional summer programs have been cancelled this summer, that does not mean we do not have plans for fun!

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 4:11pm

As always, the health, safety, and well-being of the community is our priority, and the District continues to provide access to parks and facilities according to the State of Illinois Restore Illinois Plan and the Governor’s Stay at Home Orders.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:14am

The 'traditional' Funseekers and Courts Plus Summer Camps that many children have enjoyed through the Elmhurst Park District will not be offered this summer.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 9:16pm

Click here for our COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

June 25 Update - Phase 4: Revitalization

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 1:29pm

The Elmhurst Park District looks forward to continuing to reopen and fulfill its mission of Enriching lives while having fun!

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 4:14pm

With more than 25 outdoor tennis courts, and Courts Plus earning the United States Tennis Association’s outstanding facility award, it’s no secret that

Monday, December 27, 2021 - 10:20am

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Elmhurst Park District will be keeping East End Pool and Smalley Pool closed for the 2020 swim season.

Monday, December 27, 2021 - 10:20am

As you’re aware, the stay-at-home order has been extended through the end of May.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:15am

The local community focused show, Elmhurst: Our Community featured an interview with our Executive Director, Jim Rogers on their April 27 episode.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 2:42pm

Sugar Creek Golf Course is now open for limited play, golf only!  Some of the guidelines set forth by the Illinois Department of Commerce include:

Friday, May 1, 2020 - 9:20am

Join our virtual Earth Day Contest & Celebration this week and you'll have a chance to win a $50 gift card to a local restaurant!

Friday, February 18, 2022 - 2:56pm

We're hunting down eggs a little differently this year! Have fun at home with our Egg Decorating contest!

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:16am

After weeks of quarantine, people are starting to feel cooped up and stir crazy. So when the weather warms up and the sun comes out, so do the swarms of people anxious to stretch their legs.

Friday, May 1, 2020 - 8:50am

For the most up to date information please see our COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions page.


Friday, February 18, 2022 - 2:50pm

Our Brain Game program has packets available online of brain teasers to do at home. Keep your brain and cognition healthy with these fun activities!

Monday, December 27, 2021 - 10:17am

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.

Monday, December 27, 2021 - 10:19am

Yesterday we posted a reminder that playgrounds are closed by order of the Governor and that while it’s okay to be in parks to walk, bike or jog, it is not acceptable to be in large groups.