In May of 1961 the Elmhurst Park District entered into an agreement with the Joseph Lizzadro Family Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation, to provide land for the construction and operation of the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art (Museum).
Renovated in 2013, Washington Park and its playground are ideal for the younger set or for a family picnic. The park also caters to older kids with a basketball court and baseball diamond.
The Park District was selected to receive a $1.84 million state grant to restore the conservatory and two greenhouses in Wilder Park. The 88 year old Wilder Park Conservatory was the Park District’s first capital project and was due for a facelift.
Plans for renovating East End Park began in 2015.The playground was relocated from the southeast corner to a more centralized area of the park, as the existing playground was very close to the street. The move also allowed the playground to be near the public restrooms. East End Park neighbors and user surveys were considered in the playground's planning process and plans for the playground were approved in spring 2015.
The $1.8 million redevelopment of Butterfield Park provided for several other significant improvements, including new walking paths, new tennis courts and tennis court lighting, parking lot expansion, improvements in drainage to reduce flooding, underground drains in ballfields and new backstops
The vision for the Playground for Everyone at Butterfield Park is one of inclusion. Imagine a playground where every child can participate in all elements of the design.
The Elmhurst Park District worked cooperatively with the City of Elmhurst to assist with storm water management. As part of the cooperative effort, the west portion of Golden Meadows Park is being sold to the City for use as storm water detention.
Plans for the Plunkett Park playground project began in fall of 2016. Public feedback regarding the playground was solicited at that time through public forum and community surveys. Construction work began in late August 2017 and the playground reopened in late October 2017.
This new comprehensive and strategic plan will help the Park Board determine the District’s future direction and priorities. This plan was developed through 2017 and activated after the current five-year comprehensive and strategic plan concluded in December of 2017.
Plans for the Conrad Fischer Park playground project began in fall of 2017. Construction work began in June 2018 and was completed in August 2018.
Salt Creek Park was redeveloped in 2019. Planning for the project began in 2018, when community feedback was gathered. Construction begain in late summer 2019 and the park reopened on Saturday, October 5, 2019. The playground received new equipment, safety surfacing and more shade trees.