Park Board News

Indoor Sports Facility Study Draft Report Presented to Park Board and City of Elmhurst


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. 

Things Brighter Than Ever at the Elmhurst Park District

At their April 27, 2016 meeting the Park Board approved an $87,978 project to install new LED lighting in the tennis courts at Courts Plus.  The project was completed on July 20, 2016. The new lights significantly improve light quality, meet the Class II lighting standards requirement for indoor tennis courts and are 62% more energy efficient.  

Flooring Matters

In the third phase of flooring replacement at Courts Plus, the Park Board approved a total project cost of $52,779 to replace flooring in the upper and lower level hallways and offices and to install vinyl VLVT flooring in the upper level tennis viewing area, racquetball, offices, hallway and conference rooms.