Conrad Fischer Park
Located in the northeast corner of Elmhurst, Conrad Fischer Park features a playground and several sports fields and courts, including a futsal court. Its unique location between two schools has it perfectly placed to serve as a recess and afterschool play destination.
- Balance Beam
- Four slides
- Roller slide
- Unitary surfacing
- Six swings (three toddler swings)
The original park property belonged to the Fischer family, a German immigrant family who settled in the area in 1836. The five acres of land for Conrad Fischer was originally purchased in 1966 and development began in 1967. The park is adjacent to Conrad Fischer Elementary School and Churchville Middle School. A school site extension of the park in the form of a lease was entered into in 1971 and a master plan and agreement with District 205 was completed in 1972. In 2000, a master plan and playground design was developed and approved, adding ADA-accessible playground equipment for tots ages 2-5, developing a pathway through the park, and linking the neighborhood to the school and site amenities. The playground was redeveloped in 2018, keeping the focus on ages 2-5, but expanding climbing opportunities. The park courts were also redeveloped to include a futsal court and half basketball courts.