Butterfield Park Project

Butterfield Park Project

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 and benches in ballfields 2, 3 and 4. The park redevelopment also includes the construction of The Playground for Everyone, an inclusive playground which will be a playground for children of all abilities to visit for having fun. Learn more about the Playground for Everyone here.

Construction began in summer of 2016 and was completed in time for a November 5, 2016 grand reopening and ribbon cutting. 

Butterfield Park Project Updates

10 months 2 days ago

One of the final components of the Butterfield Park restoration project has been completed with the resurfacing of the tennis courts. The new courts have been completed and are ready for play.

1 year 3 months ago

The Elmhurst Garden Club presented the Elmhurst Park District Board of Commissioners with a check for $4,500 at the Monday, November 14 Park Board meeting.

1 year 4 months ago

In January of 2015, the Elmhurst Park District received news that it had been awarded a $400,000 Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to be used

1 year 6 months ago

Construction at Butterfield Park continues at a good pace. Base material and underdrain pipe has been placed for the permeable paver walk. Electrical work has begun on the tennis court lights.

1 year 7 months ago

Construction is progressing for the Butterfield Park Playground for Everyone.  The concrete pads were poured that go under the rubber tile safety surfacing.

1 year 7 months ago

Residents and visitors to Butterfield Park can look forward to smooth paths for biking and walking once Butterfield Park reopens this fall.

1 year 8 months ago

Work continues at Butterfield Park. Demolition is underway with most of the paths removed.  All of the fencing has been removed from ballfields 2,3 and 4 as well as the asphalt around the fields.

1 year 8 months ago

Construction of the Playground for Everyone at Butterfield Park is moving right along with most of the demolition done.

1 year 8 months ago

Construction has started at the Butterfield Park playground with the remaining equipment and footings being removed. Demolition will continue for the rest of the week.

1 year 8 months ago
The $1.69 million bid by Elanar Construction Co., of Chicago, IL for the Butterfield Park Redevelopment Project was approved by the Park Board at their May 11, 2016 meeting.
1 year 8 months ago
On Saturday, June 18, the Elmhurst Park District broke ground on the Butterfield Park redevelopment project and the Playground for Everyone.
1 year 10 months ago

Fischer School Student Council and Girl Scout members presented a check for $383.26 to the People for Elmhurst Parks Foundation during the Wednesday, April 27 Park Board Meeting.

1 year 11 months ago

After months of fundraising with the help of the People for Elmhurst Parks Foundation, significant contributions from numerous community groups, crowdfunding, and individual donations, The Playground for Everyone will be a reality at Butterfield Park this year.

1 year 11 months ago

Visitors to Wagner Community Center this past Saturday were able to satisfy a sweet tooth and help a good cause.

2 years 1 week ago

On February 20, 2016 the People for Elmhurst Parks Foundation held a “Be a Kid Again” FUNdraiser to raise money for the soon-to-be-built Playground for Everyone at Butterfield Park, scheduled to be constructed this su

Lions Club Donation
2 years 2 weeks ago
Another community organization has chosen to join the People for Elmhurst’s Park Foundation in its commitment to bringing The Playground for Everyone to Elmhurst.
2 years 1 month ago
The People for Elmhurst Parks Foundation invites you to put away your heels and break out your hi-tops and playground attire at the ‘Be A Kid Again’ FUNdraiser for the Playground for Everyone on Saturday, February 2
2 years 2 months ago
Visitors to Wagner Community Center this past Thursday were able to satisfy a sweet tooth and help a good cause.
2 years 3 months ago

When the Playground for Everyone at Butterfield Park opens in mid-2016, the playground won’t be the only eye-catching element on display.

2 years 4 months ago

 In response to requests from Butterfield Park neighbors, the Park Board of Commissioners has scheduled a special board meeting for Monday, November 2. The meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m.

2 years 5 months ago
On Wednesday, September 23, the Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners approved design and concept plans for the Butterfield Park renovation, which include the
The Kiwanis Club of Elmhurst present check to the People for Elmhurst Parks Foundation. From left to right: Emmylou Feliciano, Treasurer; Jim Williams, Division 9 Lt. Governor; Angela Villegas, President Elect; Pete Goworowski, President of The People for Elmhurst Parks Foundation; Anne Quigley, Immediate Past President; Ted Barnhart, President.
2 years 7 months ago
Since announcing the Playground for Everyone, the Elmhurst Park District has been moving forward developing ideas and meeting with members of the community to gain support for the project. 
2 years 10 months ago

Imagine a playground where every child can participate in all elements of the design. A place where children of all abilities can play, socialize, and dream together; fostering acceptance, friendship, and understanding through play. For many children with disabilities this may represent the only place in their lives where they can swing, slide, climb, spin and play side-by-side with their friends and peers without having to abandon their usual means of mobility.

3 years 9 months ago

In 2016, the Elmhurst Park District will be making improvements to Butterfield Park, including refurbishing the three tennis courts and lighting systems, correcting drainage issues in the park, and replacing the walking path.