Park Board Approves Paver Replacement at The Depot

  • The Depot

With the goal of increasing accessibility to The Depot, a historic building situated in Wild Meadows Trace, the Park Board approved the replacement of The Depot’s pavers at the Monday, February 27, 2017 meeting, at a cost of $22,320. The new pavers will provide a continuous, smooth surface and improve ADA accessibility. The existing bricks have ¾” gaps or wider, are uneven and are beginning to chip.
 
The existing pavers will be removed and replaced with new pavers on a stone setting bed. To maintain the historic aesthetic of The Depot, the new pavers are reminiscent of the existing pavers. A section of the existing pavers will also be kept in place to preserve the historic nature of the site and the railroad tracks set in the current pavers will also remain in place. Construction on this project is expected to begin in fall 2017.
 
The current pavers, while not well suited for their current location given their condition, still retain their historic character. With this in mind, ideas are being explored for repurposing the bricks, including potentially working with members of the Elmhurst Garden Club interested in reusing some of the bricks.

Ice Skating Closing

Eldridge Park Lagoon Ice Skating - CLOSED

As of Thursday, March 2, 2017 – The lagoon is CLOSED and the red flag is in place.
 
Staff tests the ice in 6 locations and all 6 locations need to reach a consistent (3 day) thickness of 8 inches before we will open the lagoon for skating.
 
The lagoon at Eldridge Park is used for ice skating during the winter months. Open water presents unique challenges for an ice skating rink. Ice is unpredictable due to changes in air and water temperature, salinity, water flow, snow cover, etc. Staff documents daily inspections of the ice at the lagoon. Once the ice reaches a consistent (3 day) thickness of 8 inches a green flag will be posted and the lagoon will be open for skating. 
 

Plunkett Park

1 week 2 days ago

Plans for the redevelopment of Plunkett Park playground moved forward at the Monday, March 13 Park Board meeting, with the Board approving both the Plunkett Park Playground Redevelopment Project and the Plunkett Park

2 months 3 days ago

At the Tuesday, January 17 Park Board Meeting, plans for the updating of Plunkett Park playground were approved.