News & Updates

Post date: February 4, 2019

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.

Post date: December 17, 2018

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.

Post date: December 10, 2018

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.

Post date: October 16, 2018

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.

Post date: August 13, 2018

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.

Post date: July 19, 2018

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!

Post date: July 13, 2018

The Elmhurst Park District held a dog park planning open house on Thursday, July 12 at The Abbey to solicit feedback from residents on a future dog park. Following the meeting, an online survey was posted and more than 130 people provided additional feedback. Now you have a chance to vote on a design concept for the park! Join us Thursday, July 26 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Post date: June 26, 2018

Based on feedback from residents during the Vision 2020 process, one of the amenities most desired is a dog park. And now is your chance to tell us what you'd like to see! You're invited to a planning open house on Thursday, July 12 from 5-8 p.m. at The Abbey, 407 W. St. Charles Road. It will be an open house format so drop in any time and let us know what you'd like to see in a dog park!

Post date: May 25, 2018

A strategic plan is essential to the success of any organization. It drives long-range planning, directs decision-making, and assists with allocating resources. And in the case of the Elmhurst Park District, it can also be award-winning!

Post date: October 30, 2016

In March 2016, the Elmhurst Park District hired Convention Sports and Leisure International (CSL) to conduct an indoor sports facility feasibility study jointly with the City of Elmhurst.  The key goal of this study was to assess the viability of developing and operating a new indoor sports facility, which could potentially include aquatics, gymnasium space, turf and ice.