Pioneer Park

Nestled between the Prairie Path and Mitchell Avenue, Pioneer Park features a playground, soccer field and basketball court.


  • Basketball Court
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Picnic Table
  • Playground Equipment
  • Soccer Field


Events & Activities: 
Playground Equipment: 
  • Rock climber
  • Sand play area
  • Sand table
  • Two scoop diggers
  • Seesaws
  • Four slides
  • Soft surface
  • Three spring riders
  • Stand-up spinner
  • Four swings (2 toddler swings)
  • Tire swing

Named after the "Pioneer,” the first steam locomotive to operate in Elmhurst, the four acres of land were purchased in April 1974 for $270,000. A naming contest was held in August and a student at Bryan Junior High chose the name for two different reasons. Micky Kahler felt it reflected the upcoming Bicentennial by celebrating early settlers in Elmhurst, and its proximity to a former railroad would make it a good place to recognize the "Pioneer.” In 1986, the Holloway sisters donated an additional .37 acres of family land to the park, and recently a plot of land on Mitchell was donated as well.

Current Size: 
4.89 acres