New Dog Park

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.

News & Updates

Post date: September 13, 2019

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, were a direct result of community feedback.

Post date: September 4, 2019

by Julia Locanta, Daily Herald correspondent
Published on on 9/4/19

Elmhurst Park District's vision for the future is beginning to look more concrete.

Post date: August 22, 2019

At the August 12 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.

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: 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!