Glos Memorial Park

  • turtle sculpture
  • Pergola punched metal
  • Picnic area

An urban oasis. The park's unique features include a pergola seating area, a vine tunnel and a discovery pod with a turtle statue and seating. Lucy Glos, wife of Henry L. Glos, banker and first Village President, donated the land to the City of Elmhurst. The property is also the site of the Glos mausoleum.

Current Size
1.83 acres
  • Discovery pod seating area
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Floral Displays
  • Pergola seating area
  • Picnic Table
Events & Activities

The land was donated to the City of Elmhurst in the 1940s, but was not developed into a park until 1979, with dedication in 1981. The City began leasing the property to the Park District in 1978. After purchasing adjacent property, the Park District expanded the park in 2022 to include more seating areas and gardens while a contest was held to name the turtle statue. The winning name was Myrtle.

Glos Memorial Park

142 E Park Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126
United States