Wilder Park can perhaps be considered the crown jewel of Elmhurst. It sits in the center of town and is home to museums, the Elmhurst Public Library, Veterans Memorial, picnic areas, tennis courts, a playground, landscaped walkways and greenhouses. In the 1860s, Wilder Park was home to Seth Wadhams, who purchased the land and built a home called White Birch. The home also was owned by the Wilder family before the Park District purchased the land in 1921. Wilder Mansion eventually became the site of Elmhurst Public Library, and today, after several renovations, provides space for weddings, meetings and parties.
- Fax: 630-993-8913
- Handicap Accessible: The park offers paved walkways, ground level entrances and an elevator.
- Founding Date: Jan 21 1921
- Parking: Free lot, On-street: free
- Are there any interesting facts about this location?: Greenhouses, playground, tennis courts, veterans memorial, walkways, Wilder Mansion, picnic facilities. Wilder Park is the site of Art in the Park and the Garden Walk and Faire, as well as movies and other family events.
- Features: Benches, Picnic tables, Playgrounds
- Services: Restrooms
- Permit requirements: Yes
- Restrictions: No alcohol, No smoking