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Summer String Orchestra Recital

July 05, 2016 - 7:00pm

The Summer String Orchestra, under the direction of Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor, Alison Gaines, will present a recital on Tuesday, July 5, 7:00pm in Hammerschmidt Chapel at Elmhurst College. The program will include selections by Mozart, Pachelbel, Elgar and Telemann, along with traditional pieces.

Butterfield Park Construction Update

Construction has started at the Butterfield Park playground with the remaining equipment and footings being removed. Demolition will continue for the rest of the week. The new equipment is scheduled to be delivered to the site next week. Learn more about the Butterfield Park redevelopment and The Playground for Everyone here.

Butterfield Park Redevelopment Begins

The $1.69 million bid by Elanar Construction Co., of Chicago, IL for the Butterfield Park Redevelopment Project was approved by the Park Board at their May 11, 2016 meeting. Construction on the project began in late June and will include the construction of a new universal playground, The Playground for Everyone, in addition to the $1.84 million planned park renovations.

Park Board Breaks Ground on Butterfield Park & The Playground for Everyone

On Saturday, June 18, the Elmhurst Park District broke ground on the Butterfield Park redevelopment project and the Playground for Everyone. Plans to redevelop Butterfield Park have been part of the District’s long-range plans, and included input from neighboring residents at multiple public meetings.

Park District Administrative Office to Receive Exterior Improvements

At their May 25, 2016 meeting, the Park Board approved a bid of $63,800 from Professional Paving and Concrete Co., Inc. of Glen Ellyn, Illinois to redesign the front entrance stairway at the Park District Administrative Office in order to increase accessibility and safety, and to repair the sidewalks and driveway entrances on First Street. This improvement project will also include paving the visitor parking spots directly across from the front entrance along the train tracks.