News

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.&n

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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 9:46am

Welcome to the new Plunkett Park playground, newly complete with brand new equipment and fun for everyone. Come play with us!

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 Distric

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 9:45am

On Monday, October 2, Park Board President Vince Spaeth and Executive Director Jim Rogers gave a presentation providing a current look at District projects, accomplishments and future plans, while also serving as an introduction and overview of ho

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.

Monday, April 1, 2024 - 1:14pm

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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 9:44am

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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 9:43am

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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 9:42am

The Berens Park North Tennis Courts will be getting a facelift this spring. At the Monday, February 27 Park Board Meeting, the Board approved a resurfacing project for the tennis courts, at a cost of $121,946.17.

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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 9:41am

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.

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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Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 9:39am

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.

Monday, May 22, 2023 - 10:40am

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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 9:39am

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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 9:38am

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

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, May 31, 2023 - 9:37am

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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 9:37am

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!

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 9:36am

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, May 31, 2023 - 9:35am

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, May 31, 2023 - 9:35am

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, May 31, 2023 - 9:34am

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, May 31, 2023 - 9:33am

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, May 31, 2023 - 9:33am

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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 9:33am

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, May 31, 2023 - 9:32am

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). 

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 a

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 i

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.