News & Updates
Installation of new playground equipment at Salt Creek Park began this week. The equipment will feature more climbing opportunities as well as a Friendship swing, a multi-user swing that lets friends and family swing together!
Pickle ball fans - get ready! The redevelopment of Crestview Park's courts began this week, including the addition of six, dedicated pickle ball courts to the park.
On Saturday, July 27, the Park District was thrilled to host our new adult community event, Bags, Brew and BBQ! Attendees enjoyed giant games like Jenga and Kerplunk, and inflatable games like foot darts. Food trucks, drinks and DJ music made Wilder Park the place to be for the 21 and over set.
The Park District's Salt Creek Park redevelopment project has begun. On June 17, the old playground structures were removed by Kids Around the World, a non-profit agency that repurposes playgrounds and rebuilds them in developing countries.
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.