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Butterfield Park Grand Reopening

November 05, 2016 - 12:00pm

After months of fundraising, planning and construction, the Playground for Everyone at Butterfield Park will be a reality. The community is invited to the ribbon cutting and grand reopening of Butterfield Park and the opening of the Playground for Everyone at Noon on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Come play with us and discover the fun that awaits children of all abilities.

Fall Turf Maintenance Continues Next Week with Broadleaf Weed Applications

The work to maintain beautiful greenspace in our parks does not end with the summer season. Elmhurst Park District has contracted with Spring-Green Lawn Care to complete broadleaf weed applications in the parks. The work will run from Monday, September 26 through Friday, September 30, weather dependent. Areas that have been sprayed will be marked with white flags that inform visitors to stay off of the grass until the product is dry.

2020 Vision – Focus on the Future

The Board of Park Commissioners has approved engaging The Lakota Group to conduct a community needs assessment to be completed in fall of 2016 and the development of a comprehensive and strategic plan with completion by late May 2017.  Using a qualifications based selection process, the Board interviewed two professional service firms with experience conducting surveys and facilitating Comprehensive and Strategic Plan processes.

Park Board Approves Acquiring New Property

The Elmhurst Park Board has approved the purchase of the property at 135 Palmer Drive, adjacent to Glos Memorial Park, near downtown Elmhurst.   The District’s strategic objectives include acquiring property to increase open space in the community, and property adjacent to existing park property is identified as particularly desirable in the District’s strategic plan.   The purchase price of $1.75 Million for the Palmer Drive property was approved with Resolution NO. R-03-16 at the Monday, September 12, 2016 Park Board meeting.