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) 993-8924 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) 993-8924 or email pep [at] epd.org.
PEP Fundraising Projects
PEP Fundraising Events
The annual golf outing in May is coordinated by members of PEP and the Kiwanis Club of Elmhurst. Teams of four enjoy nine holes of “scramble format” golf, raffle prize drawings, and a buffet lunch at Sugar Creek Golf Course. Proceeds from the event benefit the Recreation Assistance Program and the Kiwanis Club of Elmhurst. For information on participating as a sponsor or golfer at this event, please call (630) 993-8924 or email pep [at] epd.org.
Each year in August, PEP volunteers run the Beer Garden at Park Palooza, asking for donations to support the Recreation Assistance Program which helps disadvantaged families participate in District programs
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