News & Updates
Back in March, new customer service standards were rolled out to all levels of staff at the Elmhurst Park District. Staff is regularly making an effort to improve the level of service we provide and are committed to “Bringing our ‘A’ Game”. And now we’d love to hear from you!
With the roll out of Vision 2020, six key goals emerged including improved condition and maintenance of parks and amenities. To align with that goal, a fence improvement project will begin soon at Berens and Van Voorst parks. The project is based on athletic field park assessments that were completed during the Vision 2020 process.
During the March 11, 2019 Park Board Meeting, board members approved plans for the redevelopment of Salt Creek Park Playground.
Elmhurst Park District’s Vision 2020 project helped to shape the future of park and recreation services in Elmhurst as a direct result of community feedback obtained in 2016 and 2017. Since that time, Elmhurst Park District staff have put a plan in place to prioritize the initiatives the community desires.
In 2017, the Board acquired 0S762 Old York Road for the future development of the District’s first dog park. This was done in response to feedback gathered during the Vision 2020 process, in which the community expressed high interest in a dog park. Now, steps are being taken to ensure this potential project is ready to move forward once funding is available.
On Monday, October 1, 2018, Park Board President Vince Spaeth and Executive Director Jim Rogers gave the 2018 State of the Park District address. The presentation aimed to provide a current look at District projects, accomplishments and future plans, with a specific emphasis this year on the Vision 2020 progress and resulting plans.
Elmhurst Park District has selected an architect to help with the early stages of planning for one of the cornerstone projects of its Vision 2020 campaign, an indoor sports facility.
The Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association presented the Lakota Group with an award this fall which recognized their work on the Vision 2020 Plan.
At their August 13 meeting, the Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners approved a Master Plan for a potential dog park, to be located at 0S761 Old York Road. In early June, Upland Design was hired to provide professional landscape architectural and engineering services for the design as well as cost estimates of a community dog park.
You've shared your feedback and told us what you'd want in a dog park, now it's time to see design concepts! Stop by the open house on Thursday, July 26 from 5-8 p.m. at The Abbey to view the concepts and vote for your favorite!