News

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 9:48am

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.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:36am

On October 21, 2019 Park Board President Vince Spaeth, along with Executive Director Jim Rogers, gave the State of the Park District address to highlight 2019 accomplishments.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 11:54am

The Elmhurst Park District is looking for your input on the replacement of Eldridge Park's east playground, located along Spring Road. This playground will be updated during the summer of 2020.

Saturday, November 26, 2022 - 7:40am

Elmhurst Park District has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Chicago Tribune. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:35am

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.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:35am

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.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:35am

For the thirteenth 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.  In order to receive the award, the Park District h

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:35am

At the Monday, October 14 Park Board meeting, members of the Elmhurst Garden Club presented a check to the District for $3,000, raised during the Garden Walk and Faire, held in July.

Sunday, December 18, 2022 - 1:45pm

Elmhurst families had a crisp and clear fall morning to celebrate the reopening of Salt Creek Park on Saturday, October 5.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:35am

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.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:42pm

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 V

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:44pm

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.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:54pm

Come play with us at the newly redeveloped Salt Creek Park playground, where we'll have a grand reopening and ribbon cutting to celebrate on Saturday, October 5 at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 2:01pm

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced that Courts Plus is one of 25 winners in the 38th annual USTA Facility Awards program, which recognizes excellence in the construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the coun

Sunday, December 18, 2022 - 1:46pm

Safety surfacing is being installed at Salt Creek Park playground this week! The park's redevelopment is expected to wrap up later this month.

Learn more about the project here.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:46pm

At the August 26 meeting of the Elmhurst Park District Board of Commissioners, staff presented project plan updates related to Vision 2020, the District’s strategic and comprehensive master plan, which is a road map into the future as the District

Friday, December 16, 2022 - 1:29pm

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.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:43pm

At the August 12 meeting of the Elmhurst Park District Board of Commissioners, staff presented project plan updates related to Vision 2020, the District’s strategic and comprehensive master plan, which is a road map into the future as the District

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:59pm

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!

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 4:08pm

Pickleball fans - get ready! The redevelopment of Crestview Park's courts began this week!

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 4:00pm

Thank-you to the Elmhurst Area Moms group for the adorable new lending library at Wagner Community Center! This little library will keep kids having fun for years to come!

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:50pm

Back in March, new customer service standards were rolled out to all levels of staff at the Elmhurst Park District. Staff is regularly making an effort to improve the level of service we provide and are committed to “Bringing our ‘A’ Game”.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:30am

Construction on the trail connector at the intersection of Butterfield and Brush Hill Roads is now complete and the connector is open for use!

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:37am

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

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:39am

Elmhurst Park District’s lifeguards are 5 stars, according to a recent audit from Starguard Elite.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:58pm

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.

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 7:50am

The Berens Park east parking lot repaving project is currently underway. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 4:02pm

With the roll out of Vision 2020, six key goals emerged including improved condition and maintenance of parks and amenities. To align with that goal, a fence improvement project will begin soon at Berens and Van Voorst parks.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:30am

Serving as a volunteer board member for a local unit of government can seem intimidating to some, but for Patricia Morissette-Moll, it became a passion.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:31am

The Park Board emphasized the importance of safety and the ability to improve access to the Salt Creek Greenway Trail at the May 13 Park Board meeting, where they approved providing a letter of support to the City of Elmhurst in its plan to constr

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:31am

Progress on the Salt Creek Greenway Trail connector continues. This week, permanent sheet piling is being installed. The project should be substantially complete by mid-June, with a final completion closer to July 1.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:37am

A resolution honoring Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art was unanimously passed at the Monday, May 14, 2019 Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners meeting.The museum, currently located in Wilder Park, is moving to a new location in the fa

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 4:02pm

During the March 11, 2019 Park Board Meeting, board members approved plans for the redevelopment of Salt Creek Park Playground.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:30am

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.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:31am

Progress on the Salt Creek Greenway trail connector has officially begun. The Elmhurst Park District’s 2019 capital budget included funds for completing the engineering, design, and construction of a 740 ft. long by 6 ft.

Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:09am

The Berens Sled Hill regrading project is underway. Please see the tentative construction schedule. The contractor is targeting to complete the job on or before April 26.

Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:09am

In 2017, as part of the Elmhurst Park District’s Vision 2020 plan, the District acquired 0S762 Old York Road for the future development of the District’s first dog park.

Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:09am

This past weekend, a number of athletes on the Elmhurst Park District’s Boys USAG team competed at the State Championship in Chicago.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 9:14pm

Last month in front of peers from park districts across the state, Elmhurst Park Board President Vince Spaeth and Executive Director Jim Rogers accepted the Distinguished Accreditation award, an incredible honor in the field of parks and recreatio

Friday, March 26, 2021 - 1:33pm

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 2018 comprehensive annual financial repo

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:32am

In 2017, the Board acquired 0S762 Old York Road for the future development of the District’s first dog park.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:35am

Elmhurst Park District is busy preparing the Spring Brochure and is looking forward to the upcoming season.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:32am

Last fall, the Park District conducted a survey of pool pass and pool punch card holders to gain feedback on pool amenities and insight into how the Park District could improve the pool goers’ experience.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:32am

The November/December issue of Chicagoland Gardening features a familiar facade, with Wilder Park Conservatory taking center stage on their cover.

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 9:28am

 As a result of issues with the Elmhurst Park District’s registration software, the District made changes to the first day of registration process beginning with winter registration.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:32am

The Elmhurst Park District has been recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency by the Illinois Association of Park Districts and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:32am

As a result of issues with the Elmhurst Park District’s registration software, the District has made changes to the first day of registration process beginning with winter registration this Saturday.

Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 9:48am

The Elmhurst Park District Winter Brochure is out for delivery and should be arriving at resident’s doorsteps soon.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:33am

Six months and 50 pounds later, Courts Plus Member Jennie is feeling elated and energized about the change in direction her health has taken in such a short time.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:33am

The proposed 2019 Budget and Tentative Budget & Appropriation Ordinance are available for review at the District’s administration office, 375 W. First St.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:33am

This semester, Courts Plus welcomed two students from the Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy (ELSA), an Elmhurst College four-year, post-secondary certificate program for young adults, ages 18-28, with diffe

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:59pm

Note: This survey is now closed.

Help us plan Salt Creek Park playground!

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:36am

Residents can expect to see changes to the first day of registration for Elmhurst Park District programs beginning with the winter season.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:33am

There are more ways than one to find value in a Courts Plus Membership.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:33am

At the Tuesday, October 10 meeting of the Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners, members of the Elmhurst Garden Club presented a check to the District for $4,000, raised during the annual Garden Walk and Faire.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:33am

Two seats for a six-year term on the Elmhurst Park District Board of Commissioners are up for election in the Consolidated Election on April 2, 2019. Candidates may pick up packets at the Elmhurst Park District Administrative Office at 375 W.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 9:02am

Update: The survey is now closed. If you still have questions or comments regarding registration, contact us and let us know!

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:33am

The Elmhurst Park District is seeking public comment on its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:34am

The Park District is proud to partner with a number of affiliate groups in the community who serve Elmhurst in ways which reflect the District’s mission and values. Elmhurst Garden Club is one such organization.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 8:16pm

We are working to enhance the parks in your community and we need your help. Please join us at The Abbey (407 St.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:53pm

The community enjoyed a beautiful evening at Conrad Fischer Park, as they celebrated the ribbon cutting and reopening of the newly redeveloped playground with the Park Board. Board President Vince Spaeth noted the terrific turnout at the ribbon cu

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:28am

On Monday, August 13, Elmhurst Park District and Elmhurst College representatives came together to celebrate the completion of the recently renovated turf fields at Berens Park.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 11:57am

At their August 13 meeting, the Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners approved a Master Plan for a potential dog park, to be located at 0S761 Old York Road.

Sunday, December 18, 2022 - 1:15pm

The redevelopment of the sports courts at Conrad Fischer park is completed! Last resurfaced in 2005, the courts were also repainted and restriped to provide several sport opportunities.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:33am

The Elmhurst Park District Board and staff share the frustration felt by residents on Saturday and we sincerely apologize that once again it took an unacceptable amount of time for some to register for programs.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:54pm

Work continues at Conrad Fischer Park playground! Playground equipment is in and the concrete perimeter curb was poured last week. Surfacing has begun this week.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 4:20pm

You've shared your feedback and told us what you'd want in a dog park, now it's time to see design concepts! Stop by the open house on Thursday, July 26 from 5-8 p.m. at The Abbey to view the concepts and vote for your favorite!

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:28am

Creating a memorable park experience at the Park District includes creating sustainable practices and ensuring the native plant and wildlife in the parks is conserved for generations to come.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:28am

The Elmhurst Park District held a dog park planning open house on Thursday, July 12 at The Abbey to solicit feedback from residents on a future dog park.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:55pm

The playground equipment at the Conrad Fischer playground has been assembled and set and concrete footings were poured. The installation of safety surfacing will begin soon. 

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:31am

The Berens Park Synthetic Turf Project is completed and the fields will reopen the week of July 9, allowing summer camps and team programs to again make use of the fields.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:55pm

A recent internal review by Park District staff of environmental practices at the District shows a high level of commitment to positive environmental impact.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 4:24pm

The Board accepted and approved the Elmhurst Park District Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the year ending December 31, 2017 at its June 11, 2018 board meeting.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 4:04pm

Based on feedback from residents during the Vision 2020 process, one of the amenities most desired is a dog park. And now is your chance to tell us what you'd like to see! You're invited to a planning open house on Thursday, July 12 from 5-8 p.m.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:59pm

Modern, bright blue and green playground equipment has arrived at Conrad Fischer Park playground this week, as the park's redevelopment project continues. The equipment will give children more climbing opportunities and is designed for ages 2-5.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:29am

The turf at Berens Park has been completely installed on both fields and they are nearly finished with adding the infill.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:29am

It was smooth sailing for participants signing up for summer programs during resident registration on Saturday, May 5.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:57pm

With school out of session, the Park District is beginning work on the redevelopment of Conrad Fischer Park playground, which will receive new structures and play surfacing this summer.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:29am

The Berens Park synthetic turf fields renovations are moving along! The old turf has been removed and fine grading has taken place. Renovations are expected to be completed in August!

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:27am

A strategic plan is essential to the success of any organization. It drives long-range planning, directs decision-making, and assists with allocating resources. And in the case of the Elmhurst Park District, it can also be award-winning!

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:27am

Spring and summer are the perfect time to go out and enjoy the parks, especially the playgrounds! At playgrounds kids socialize, develop motor skills and burn off energy while having fun!

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:27am

For nearly two years, Elmhurst Park District residents have completed their online seasonal registrations seamlessly.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:27am

Many adults look back on their first job with fondness. It was a time to gain some independence, make new friends, and maybe earn a little spending money.

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 12:27pm

The Elmhurst Park District’s annual egg hunt is a popular spring event attracting more than 1,500 people to beautiful Wilder Park.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:27am

At the March 12, 2018 Park Board meeting, Park District staff and the Board’s ad hoc IT committee provided updates regarding the District’s registration software, RecTrac from Vermont Systems, Inc. (VSI).

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:27am

One of the values the Park District emphasizes is being Community Focused – at the end of the day, it’s all about the community we serve.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:27am

As the home to many Park District programs, including dance, preschool and gymnastics, it’s important that Wagner Community Center is maintained to ensure a safe recreation space for the community.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:51pm

Plans for the redevelopment of Conrad Fischer Park playground moved forward at the Monday, February 26 Park Board meeting, with the Board approving the Playground Redevelopment Project and Safety Surfacing Project.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:32am

Visitors to the Salt Creek Park softball field will soon have a new way to practice their swing, as the Park Board approved the installation of batting cages in the park at the February 24 Park Board Meeting.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:27am

We apologize for the disruption and inconvenience that occurred this morning with the Park District's registration software. We have been able to rectify the system running at an unacceptably slow rate of speed and it is now running properly.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:28am

Installed in 2008, the two existing synthetic turf sports fields at Berens Park are popular sites for soccer, football and lacrosse.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:26am

Maintaining the parking lots and paths at District parks helps visitors access the parks safely and is an important task that aligns with the District’s goal of maintaining amenities.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:26am

The Bicentennial Fountain and its surrounding area in Wild Meadows Trace, will receive some improvements in spring 2018, just in time for residents to enjoy the space this coming summer.

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:17am

This survey is now closed.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:26am

In an effort to make accessing Park Board documents more streamlined and user-friendly, Park Board meeting agendas, minutes and related material will now be available electronically through Board Docs.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:27am

The Conrad Fischer Park Project took a step forward at the Monday, November 27 meeting of the Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners.

Friday, March 26, 2021 - 1:36pm

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. 

Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:09am

At the Monday, November 14 meeting of the Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners, members of the Elmhurst Garden Club presented a check to the District for $3,000 raised during the annual Elmhurst Garden Walk and Faire.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 9:06pm

The Courts Plus swimming pool and Elmhurst Park District lifeguard staff received top honors with a 5-star score, the highest a facility can receive, on a recent audit conducted by the Starfish Aquatics Institute during family open swim time.

Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:09am

On Saturday, November 4, members of the Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners gathered to officially welcome the community to the new Plunkett Park playground.

Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:09am

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 9:08pm

The Elmhurst Park District will institute a District-wide tobacco ban on November 16, 2017 in conjunction with the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smoke-Out, an event that encourages people to quit smoking.

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:25am

For the eleventh 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.  In order to receive the award, the Park District had

Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:09am

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Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:25am

Visitors to Berens Park and East End Park will soon have more room to run, play and picnic. Green space will be added to both parks this fall as part of the Park District’s goal to improve and maintain open space for Elmhurst residents.

Sunday, December 18, 2022 - 1:22pm

You and your favorite playmates are invited to celebrate with us at Plunkett Park playground’s grand reopening, taking place Saturday, November 4 at 10 a.m. at Plunkett Park.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:41pm

Plunkett Park playground work is rolling along! Safety surface installation began this week. Final preparations to the base were made and a low maintenance synthetic turf is now being rolled out!

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:15pm

The playground redevelopment at Plunkett Park is coming along with most of the equipment laid out and the freestanding Global Motion structure being installed this week.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 4:20pm

Elmhurst Park District is looking for your input! Conrad Fischer Park is scheduled to receive a face lift in the summer of 2018.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 3:40pm

The Park Board approved a plan to ban tobacco use on all District property at the Monday, August 28, 2017 Park Board Meeting. Sugar Creek Golf Course and paid rentals at Wilder Mansion are exempt from the ban.

Sunday, December 18, 2022 - 1:21pm

Work on the redevelopment of Plunket Park playground is moving swiftly. Most of the concrete has been poured, which will allow for the installation of new picnic tables, and equipment installation has begun.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:16pm

If you've strolled the Illinois Prairie Path in Elmhurst recently, you may have noticed a construction project underway at The Depot. This fall, the old pavers, which were uneven and beginning to ch

Sunday, December 18, 2022 - 1:19pm

With school back in session, the Park District is beginning work on the redevelopment of Plunkett Park playground, which will receive new structures and play surfacing this fall.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 3:14pm

The Elmhurst Park District held a public meeting on Thursday, July 27 to welcome feedback from the community on the conversion of property related to Golden Meadows Park.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 3:15pm

This past April, the Elmhurst Park District deeded a portion of land at Golden Meadows Park to the City of Elmhurst as part of an Intergovernmental Agreement to assist the City in its efforts to address stormwater detention.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 9:09pm

From fall 2016 to early summer 2017, the Elmhurst Park District undertook the Vision 2020 process to update its current Comprehensive and Strategic Plans, which conclude at the end of 2017.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 3:15pm

Elmhurst Park District lifeguards are top notch according to the Starfish Aquatics Institute. Reviewers did an unannounced audit at East End Pool and Norman P.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 9:09pm

At its June 26 meeting, the Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners passed a resolution to formally commit the District’s continued practices of working with the DuPage Monarch Project

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:18pm

In summer 2013, Lizzadro Museum representatives began discussions with Park District staff about the future of the museum.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 9:10pm

The Elmhurst Park District would like your input regarding the future of parks, facilities, and programs via the final community online survey for the Vision 2020 process.

Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:09am

The Elmhurst Park District Park Board of Commissioners recognized Commissioner Anthony Pelosi for his years of service at the Monday, April 24 Park Board meeting. Anthony, who is stepping down after serving the Board for the past six consecutive years, was presented with a resolution to formally honor his service to the Elmhurst community.

Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:09am

It is finally beautiful outside and even our favorite four-legged friends want to get out and have some fun.

Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:09am

Residents are encouraged to join the Elmhurst Park District for the third and final public open house meetings to discuss planning for the future of the District. The open house will take place Thursday, May 4 from 9-11:30 a.m.

Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:09am

The 2017 Marjorie Davis Garden Plot Project is underway. The construction and silt fencing has been installed and the tree removal has been completed.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 9:11pm

With the goal of increasing accessibility to The Depot, a historic building situated in Wild Meadows Trace, the Park Board approved the replacement of The Depot’s pavers at the Monday, February 27, 2017 meeting, at a cost of $22,320.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 3:21pm

The March 13 Park Board Meeting saw discussion over changes to the District’s Park and Facility User Ordinance, specifically an amendment to ban tobacco use on District property.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:19pm

Plans for the redevelopment of Plunkett Park playground moved forward at the Monday, March 13 Park Board meeting, with the Board approving both the Plunkett Park Playground Redevelopment Project and the Plunkett Park Playground Safety Surfacing Pr

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:19pm

The annual migration of hundreds of millions of monarchs from the United States and Canada to Mexico is a natural wonder that Elmhurst residents can see play out each year.

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 2:54pm

The Berens Park North Tennis Courts will be getting a facelift this spring.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:21pm

As part of its Vision 2020 comprehensive and strategic planning process, a community survey was administered last fall by the Elmhurst Park District to obtain feedback and help plan for future park and recreational opportunities.

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 11:17am

Those looking for ways to contribute to the conservation of Elmhurst or the preservation of its history need look no further than the Elmhurst Great Western Prairie, a gem of local environmental history in the middle of Elmhurst.The Elmhurst Great

Friday, December 16, 2022 - 1:28pm

The stormwater detention project at Golden Meadows is moving forward.  The appraisal of $1,130,000 was approved by the Elmhurst City Council at their January 17, 2017 meeting.  The appraisal was then sent by the Park District to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and is now awaiting their approval.   Since the property was purchased with IDNR Grant funds, IDNR must approve the appraisal and sale of the property to the City of Elmhurst.  IDNR prohibits stormwater detention as a use for park land purchased with IDNR funds, thus requiring the sale of the property to the City of Elmhurst.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:24pm

The Elmhurst Park Board has approved the purchase of the property at 207 N. Hampshire Avenue, located northeast of East End Park.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 9:12pm

The Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners cut the ribbon and officially welcomed the public to the newly redesigned Ben Allison sled hill on Saturday, January 28.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:24pm

At the Tuesday, January 17 Park Board Meeting, plans for the updating of Plunkett Park playground were approved.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:42pm

At the Tuesday, January 17 Board Meeting, results of a survey given to Pool Pass Holders in fall 2016 were presented. The survey gathered feedback regarding pass holders' usage of and satisfaction with facilities, amenities and staff.

Sunday, December 18, 2022 - 1:26pm

The Elmhurst Garden Club presented the Elmhurst Park District Board of Commissioners with a check for $4,500 at the Monday, November 14 Park Board meeting.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 3:25pm

In January of 2015, the Elmhurst Park District received news that it had been awarded a $400,000 Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to be used for improvements within Butter

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 3:25pm

The Elmhurst Park Board has approved the purchase of the property at 447 Armitage Avenue, adjacent to Berens Park.

Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:09am

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Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 9:31am

Please join the Elmhurst Park District for the first Vision 2020: Focus on the Future public workshop to be hosted Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at The Abbey (407 W. St. Charles Road).

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 9:04pm

The City of Elmhurst began its stormwater detention project in York Commons last week with the removal of trees in the proposed detention basin. During this time, the skate park is closed for use but the playground and soccer fields remain open.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 3:26pm

The Board of Park Commissioners has approved engaging The Lakota Group to conduct a community needs assessment to be completed in fall of 2016 and the development of a comprehensive and strategic plan with completion by late May 2017.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 3:26pm

The Elmhurst Park Board has approved the purchase of the property at 135 Palmer Drive, adjacent to Glos Memorial Park, near downtown Elmhurst.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:28pm

Construction at Butterfield Park continues at a good pace. Base material and underdrain pipe has been placed for the permeable paver walk. Electrical work has begun on the tennis court lights.

Sunday, December 18, 2022 - 1:18pm

With summer wrapping up, Elmhurst Park District is looking toward next year. Plunkett Park Playground, located at the intersection of S. West Avenue and W.

Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 11:16am

The Elmhurst Park District invites you to attend its first ever “State of the Park District” address Thursday, September 29 at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:49pm

Construction is progressing for the Butterfield Park Playground for Everyone.  The concrete pads were poured that go under the rubber tile safety surfacing.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 3:28pm

Residents and visitors to Butterfield Park can look forward to smooth paths for biking and walking once Butterfield Park reopens this fall. Construction continues to progress at Butterfield Park with a brand new asphalt path on the east side.

Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:09am

At the Park Board meeting on July 25, 2016 the Board unanimously approved Resolution R-02-16 to approve the terms of an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between the City of Elmhurst and the Elmhurst Park District for the construction, operation a

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:50pm

Work continues at Butterfield Park. Demolition is underway with most of the paths removed.  All of the fencing has been removed from ballfields 2,3 and 4 as well as the asphalt around the fields.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:30pm

Construction of the Playground for Everyone at Butterfield Park is moving right along with most of the demolition done. Workers have started laying out and forming the perimeter curb with plans to pour concrete next week.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 2:08pm

Tennis players, the Park District is making it easier for you to dispose of your dead and dull tennis balls. Instead of throwing them in the garbage bin, recycle your used tennis balls with us!

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:31pm

Construction has started at the Butterfield Park playground with the remaining equipment and footings being removed. Demolition will continue for the rest of the week. The new equipment is scheduled to be delivered to the site next week.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 3:29pm

The $1.69 million bid by Elanar Construction Co., of Chicago, IL for the Butterfield Park Redevelopment Project was approved by the Park Board at their May 11, 2016 meeting.

Sunday, December 18, 2022 - 1:29pm

We're making way for the Playground for Everyone at Butterfield Park!

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 3:45pm

On Saturday, June 18, the Elmhurst Park District broke ground on the Butterfield Park redevelopment project and the Playground for Everyone.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 3:29pm

At their May 25, 2016 meeting, the Park Board approved a bid of $63,800 from Professional Paving and Concrete Co., Inc.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 4:19pm

The Park Board and City of Elmhurst have hired Conventions, Sports & Leisure International (CSL) to conduct a market and financial feasibility study for an Indoor Sports Facility in Elmhurst.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:49pm

Fischer School Student Council and Girl Scout members presented a check for $383.26 to the People for Elmhurst Parks Foundation during the Wednesday, April 27 Park Board Meeting.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:48pm

After months of fundraising with the help of the People for Elmhurst Parks Foundation, significant contributions from numerous community groups, crowdfunding, and individual donations, The Playground for Everyone will be a reality at Butterfield Park this year.

Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:09am

The Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners reviewed the proposed Golden Meadows Park stormwater IGA prepared by the City of Elmhurst on April 13, 2016 after discussions and review of the agreement took place last week with the Park Dis

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:48pm

Visitors to Wagner Community Center this past Saturday were able to satisfy a sweet tooth and help a good cause.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 9:01pm

The City of Elmhurst will hold an open house on April 20, 2016 at City Hall to review plans for the York Commons stormwater improvement project.

Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:09am

The Park Board received the proposed Intergovernmental Agreement for the use of Golden Meadows for stormwater detention from the City of Elmhurst on the afternoon of March 22, 2016.

Monday, January 16, 2023 - 8:12am

Visit Wagner Community Center on Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m.-Noon to help support the Playground for Everyone, the universal playground to be completed later this year in Butterfield Park.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:32pm

Runners will see a new site along the Illinois Prairie Path in Elmhurst this spring. As part of his Eagle Scout project, local Boy Scout Nathan Moskal built a bee box which was installed along the Illinois Prairie Path recently.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:47pm

On February 20, 2016 the People for Elmhurst Parks Foundation held a “Be a Kid Again” FUNdraiser to raise money for the soon-to-be-built Playground for Everyone at Butterfield Park, scheduled to be constructed this summer.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:47pm

Another community organization has chosen to join the People for Elmhurst’s Park Foundation in its commitment to bringing The Playground for Everyone to Elmhurst. Last month, the Lions Club of Elmhurst presented a $5,000 donation to the project.

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 3:42pm

The People for Elmhurst Parks Foundation invites you to put away your heels and break out your hi-tops and playground attire at the ‘Be A Kid Again’ FUNdraiser for the Playground for Everyone on Saturday, February 20 from 7-10:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 3:42pm

Visitors to Wagner Community Center this past Thursday were able to satisfy a sweet tooth and help a good cause.

Sunday, December 18, 2022 - 1:33pm

When the Playground for Everyone at Butterfield Park opens in mid-2016, the playground won’t be the only eye-catching element on display.

Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:09am

 In response to requests from Butterfield Park neighbors, the Park Board of Commissioners has scheduled a special board meeting for Monday, November 2. The meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:40pm

Despite some rainy weather, East End Playground reopened this Saturday, October 24, with smiling faces and kids eager to play. Park Board President Carolyn Ubriaco talked about the history of East End Park, which was purchased in 1929 from the Albert Bucholz Farm.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:40pm

East End Park’s Playground is getting a makeover this fall, but the playground is not the only new feature at East End Park.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:45pm

On Wednesday, September 23, the Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners approved design and concept plans for the Butterfield Park renovation, which include the Playground for Everyone

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 3:36pm

Strolling by East End Park, one can see that the playground renovation is coming along. Most of the concrete surface is poured and bright, colorful playground equipment has begun to be installed.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 3:36pm

The arrival of a concrete mixer on site means that concrete work has begun at the East End Playground renovation project. The playground project is schedule to be completed Friday, October 16. 

Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 11:08am

The 2015 East End Playground Project construction is set to begin on Monday, August 17. New playground equipment and site furnishings, a soft safety surface, fencing and an ADA accessible concrete walk will be installed. The park will also receive tree plantings and landscape restoration.

Sunday, December 18, 2022 - 1:35pm

Since announcing the Playground for Everyone, the Elmhurst Park District has been moving forward developing ideas and meeting with members of the community to gain support for the project. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 9:05pm

Imagine a playground where every child can participate in all elements of the design. A place where children of all abilities can play, socialize, and dream together; fostering acceptance, friendship, and understanding through play. For many children with disabilities this may represent the only place in their lives where they can swing, slide, climb, spin and play side-by-side with their friends and peers without having to abandon their usual means of mobility.

Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:09am

In May of 1961 the Elmhurst Park District entered into an agreement with the Joseph Lizzadro Family Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation, to provide land for the construction and operation of the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art (Museum).  The

Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 11:08am

On February 26, the district held a second meeting regarding the East End Park playground renovation scheduled for fall 2015.  Two preliminary playground concepts were presented based on feedback from a prior public meeting, and many voiced approv

Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:09am

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

Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:09am

October 22, 2014 Park Board Meeting

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

Monday, January 23, 2023 - 1:37pm

Seventeen-year-old Fenwick High School senior Harry Bell didn't anticipate how critical freshman year health class would prove, but the importance of his training hit home in January 2014, when his father suffered a heart attack.  Certified in CPR

Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 11:03am

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.

Friday, January 13, 2023 - 1:29pm

On Tuesday, May 27, Wilder Mansion received an early morning visitor - Meteorologist Phil Schwarz from the ABC 7 News Morning Show.  Both Wilder Mansion and the newly renovated Wilder Park Conservatory were featured in the broadcast.  Check it out

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 3:14pm

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 reduce required interest paid over the life of the bond. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 9:50am

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 landscape to accentuate the building like a picture frame and

Monday, January 23, 2023 - 5:00pm

Since 2009, Special Kids Day volunteers have hosted a holiday party at Wilder Mansion for approximately 500 children with special needs, their siblings and families.  Children whose circumstances may include autism, CP, Down syndrome, Asperger’s,

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 9:50am

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 believe that just on the other side of the glass is the frigid win

Friday, January 13, 2023 - 1:25pm

The Elmhurst Garden Club presented a check to the Park Board at its February 12, 2014 meeting.  The Garden Club is generously donating $3,000 to the Park District, of which $1,000 will go to the Rec Assistance Fund, which helps financially disadva

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 9:50am

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 Construction Act (PARC) grant from the Illinois Departm

Friday, January 13, 2023 - 1:22pm

Park Board President Colette Kubiesa earned the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) Commissioner of the Year Award, presented at the 2014 IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference in Chicago. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 9:50am

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 District 205, the Berteau property developer, and most

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 9:50am

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 programming the building’s automation systems for heating and v

Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 11:03am

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.