Pioneer Park

  • Playground Pioneer Park

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

Current Size
4.89 acres
  • Basketball Court
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Picnic Table
  • Playground
  • Sand play area
  • Soccer Field
Events & Activities

Pioneer Park playground is scheduled to be replaced in 2024. View Project Progress


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.

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Pioneer Park

517 S Mitchell Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126
United States