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.
Improved Condition and Maintenance of Parks and Amenities
News & Updates
Elmhurst families had a crisp and clear fall morning to celebrate the reopening of Salt Creek Park on Saturday, October 5. Board President Vince Spaeth and his fellow commissioners welcomed the community and invited everyone to enjoy the new playground after a short ribbon cutting ceremony.
Addressing park drainage and standing water issues is a project Elmhurst Park District intends to tackle in 2020. Steps toward achieving that goal were made at the most recent Park Board meeting.
At the September 9 meeting of the Elmhurst Park District Board of Commissioners, staff presented the implementation plans and financial options for addressing Vision 2020 large-scale projects. The six projects, which can be viewed at vision2020.epd.org, were a direct result of community feedback.
by Julia Locanta, Daily Herald correspondent
Published on dailyherald.com on 9/4/19
Elmhurst Park District's vision for the future is beginning to look more concrete.
At the August 26 meeting of the Elmhurst Park District Board of Commissioners, staff presented project plan updates related to Vision 2020, the District’s strategic and comprehensive master plan, which is a road map into the future as the District prepares to celebrate 100 years in 2020.
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.
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.