The City of Elmhurst began its stormwater detention project in York Commons last week with the removal of trees in the proposed detention basin. During this time, the skate park is closed for use but the playground and soccer fields remain open. The Elmhurst Park District anticipates the skate park to reopen in February 2017.
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.
Construction at Butterfield Park continues at a good pace. Base material and underdrain pipe has been placed for the permeable paver walk. Electrical work has begun on the tennis court lights. The Playground for Everyone is coming along with the concrete stairs poured, as well as part of the concrete seating area. Shade structures in the seating area were assembled and installed. The crew is working on spreading the rest of the stone in preparation for the installation of the rubber safety surfacing.