Projected Timeline and Milestones

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Elmhurst New Dog Park

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.

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Elmhurst Improve Park Maintenance

Begin Improving Park Maintenance

Elmhurst parks were rated in “fair” condition overall on maintenance and upkeep, while less than half of park amenities earned a high rating on a recent evaluation. More frequent and improved maintenance will protect your vital park assets.

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Elmhurst Acquire More Open Space

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.

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Elmhurst New Adult Center

New Adult Center Opens

Based on community feedback, we determined that we can best address your needs by building a new multi-dimensional adult center.

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Elmhurst New Wagner Community Center

New Wagner Community Center Opens

You've told us that the Park District needs more programming space, better conditions and more convenient locations. Adding a gym and multi-purpose rooms to Wagner Community Center could open up space in other parks and consolidate popular programs.

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Elmhurst New Indoor Sports Facility

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.

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Elmhurst New Wagner Community Center

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.