Dog Park Opens
Park District land on Old York Road offers optimal space for Elmhurst’s first off-leash dog park, an amenity many of our neighboring communities already have. Based on your Vision 2020 input, we’ve formed a master plan with conceptual designs that include separate areas for small and large dogs, a walking path, shaded space and agility equipment.
Begin Acquiring Open Space
Elmhurst falls below local, regional and national benchmarks for parks and open space. To narrow the gap, the Park District could add park space and spread it more evenly throughout the community. More than 60 percent of Elmhurst residents surveyed support acquiring land and developing parks in underserved areas throughout the community.
New Indoor Sports Facility Opens
Our community wants more indoor sports space, such as a walking track, turf fields, and a gymnasium with hardwood courts. Nearly a third of Elmhurst households don’t participate in our programs because the facilities they’re looking for aren’t available. An indoor sports facility would allow us to serve more members of the community.
New Eldridge Park Recreation Building Opens
To address the aging and inefficient spaces in the District’s current indoor small recreation buildings, replacing the Eldridge Park Recreation Building will provide a more welcoming and functional facility for recreation programming on the south side of Elmhurst. This building will be completed after the new Wagner Community Center is built, and the Sunbeams and Rainbows preschool program at the Eldridge Park Recreation Building moves to the new Community Center.