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Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 4:21pm

Update: 2020 – 2021 Rec Station Registration is postponed until further notice, continue to check this website and our Facebook Page for updates

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 4:07pm

We're celebrating our 100th anniversary in 2020 and you're invited to join in the fun! Stay tuned for giveaways and events that mark the occasion, including our 100th Anniversary Community Picnic on Saturday, June 6 in Wilder Park.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 2:00pm

Elmhurst Park District’s Impact Dance Company attended the IRCA (Illinois Recreational Cheerleading Association) Cheer and Dance State Championship December 6-8 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 4:07pm

At the November 25, 2019 meeting of the Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners, the Board heard results of a voter survey conducted by aQity Research & Insights regarding the District’s Vision 2020 large-scale projects.

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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 9:58am

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 Distr

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 throughou

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!

Monday, July 3, 2023 - 9:41am

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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 9:56am

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, April 10, 2023 - 3:23pm

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.

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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 9:55am

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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 9:54am

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!

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 9:52am

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 ribb

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.

Friday, May 26, 2023 - 10:12am

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!

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 9:51am

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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 9:50am

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.