Sunday, June 18, 2023 - 12:08pm

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.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 2:19pm

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 10, 2023 - 11:55am

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

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!

Monday, July 31, 2023 - 11:46am

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

Sunday, June 25, 2023 - 3:33pm

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

Friday, July 21, 2023 - 1:14pm

Join the Elmhurst Park District Pool Staff at East End Pool from 1-4 p.m. for some snow-inspired fun! There will be a variety of games, contests, a DJ and 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. 

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 2:24pm

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, November 27, 2023 - 10:40am

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

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. 

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!

Friday, June 9, 2023 - 2:40pm

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, 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.

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. 

Friday, May 26, 2023 - 1:38pm

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:

Tuesday, December 27, 2022 - 9:19am

30 days for $45!

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!

Monday, June 5, 2023 - 2:40pm

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.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - 10:19am

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

Friday, May 26, 2023 - 1:56pm

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. 

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - 1:57pm

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.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 2:18pm

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.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - 10:19am

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!

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 2:16pm

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.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 2:21pm

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

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 2:23pm

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.

Wednesday, August 9, 2023 - 2:59pm

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, June 6, 2023 - 2:23pm

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.

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

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - 10:19am

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!

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 2:23pm

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

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 2:21pm

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.

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

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 2:16pm

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!

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 2:15pm

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.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 2:18pm

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.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 2:22pm

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. Pritzker case resulted in a temporary restraining order (TRO) halting the Governor from enforcing the Executive Order on mask-wearing and close-contact quarantines within Illinois schools.

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.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 2:23pm

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.