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.
New Indoor Sports Facility
News & Updates
At the October 14 Park Board meeting, the Board approved a contract with V3 Companies Ltd. to perform additional assessments at 837 S. Riverside Drive. The property located at the intersection of Route 83 and Riverside Drive, also known as the Kieft Brothers property, is 16.4 acres divisible over two adjacent lots and is the planned location of a potential indoor sports facility.
At the September 23, 2019 meeting of the Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners, the board approved a contract to purchase a 16-acre site located at 837 Riverside Drive as the potential home of a new indoor sports facility as part of Vision 2020. The purchase price is $15 million, and the contract is contingent on a successful March 2020 referendum.
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 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.
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.
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.
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. At the Monday, October 16, 2016 Park Board Meeting, study results were presented to the Park Board and the City of Elmhurst’s Development, Planning and Zoning Committee (DPZ).