Mission Statement & History
The People for Elmhurst Parks Foundation is a grassroots 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1985 to work in partnership with the Elmhurst Park District on special projects consistent with the Park District’s mission of providing open space, beauty, and recreational opportunities for the community. Projects are selected each year that help add value to the Park District, going above and beyond what can be provided with limited tax dollars. For information on donating to the People for Elmhurst Parks Foundation, please call (630) 993-8923 or email pep [at] epd.org.
Membership & Volunteer Opportunities
If you are interested in becoming a PEP Board member, committee member or volunteer, please fill out the PEP Membership Application. For more information on the PEP Board or volunteering with PEP, please call (630) 993-8923 or email pep [at] epd.org.
PEP Fundraising Projects
The People for Elmhurst Parks have played a significant role in providing support for value added Park District projects, raising over $500,000 since its inception.
- Playground for Everyone at Butterfield Park
- Mobile Band Shell
- Spring Road Gazebo
- Safety Town
- Thor Guard Lightning Prediction System
- Park/Pool benches, shade structures and equipment
- Athletic Equipment
- Baseball Diamonds and bat mounts
- Kiosks along the Prairie Path
- Lampposts along the Prairie Path