Elmhurst Park District 225 S Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, IL60126 The Elmhurst Park District maintains nearly two dozen parks, two public swimming pools and numerous programs run out of…More several different facilities throughout town. The park district was formed in 1921 "for the greater good of the community," according to its founders. The founding principles of community, communication, compassion and commitment still guide the park district's mission today. The body is known for its intergovernmental agreements with the city, Elmhurst College, the Y and Elmhurst Unit District 205, and is the largest employer of teens in Elmhurst. Hundreds of volunteers have logged thousands of hours and saved the district about $1 million. The district recently restored the historic Wilder Mansion for $3.7 million, and the building now can be rented for weddings, fundraisers, meetings and private events. The district offices are located next door to the mansion in Wilder Park, which is also the site of picnics, parades, museums, monuments and gardens.
Crestview Park 245 E Crestview Ave, Elmhurst, IL60126 Crestview Park was developed as a neighborhood park in 1967, then the park district purchased the land from the school…More district in 1971. On-site are picnic tables, a playground, baseball diamond, tennis court, sled hill, roller hockey, basketball courts and a soccer field sprawled across more than 11 acres of land.
Plunkett Park S West Ave & W Utley Rd, Elmhurst, IL60126 Named after the Rev. Msgr. William J. Plunkett, a priest at Immaculate Conception Parish in Elmhurst, Plunkett Park is a…More prime spot for baseball games under the lights. Immaculate Conception High School used the land for its athletic field prior to selling the property to the Park District in 1971. The school still hosts home games here. At the south end of Plunkett Park is Courts Plus, a center for health, sports and fitness run by the Elmhurst Park District. Courts Plus includes a lap pool, fitness center, racquet sports, a climbing wall and lots of group exercise classes.
Courts Plus 186 S West Ave, Elmhurst, IL60126 The Elmhurst Courts Plus is a two-floor health, sports, and fitness center that is part of the Elmhurst Park District.…More Among its other features, it includes a pool, fitness center, outdoor areas, wall climbing, summer camps, an indoor track, exercise machines, and a café. It also offers Elmhurst residents and non-residents membership options and party rental facilities.
Wilder Park 225 S Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, IL60126 Wilder Park can perhaps be considered the crown jewel of Elmhurst. It sits in the center of town and is home to museums,…More 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.
Salt Creek Park 574 W 2nd St, Elmhurst, IL60126 Dedicated in 1928, Salt Creek Park is Elmhurst's second-oldest park. Back then, the park offered access to Salt Creek…More for fishing, and had a swimming hole and ice rink. More recently, Elmhurst College asked the Park District to build a NCAA women's 60-foot softball field, complete with dugouts, scoreboard, scorer's building and restrooms. The Park District agreed and construction was completed in 2006. In addition, the park offers a playground, picnic pavilion and horseshoe pit.
Golden Meadows 133 N Hampshire Ave, Elmhurst, IL60126 Before Elmhurst Hospital constructed its helipad, helicopters made emergency landings and take-offs from Golden Meadows…More Park near East End Pool. Today, 20-foot squared garden plots are available to the public for a nominal fee. The Park District tills and stakes areas for planting.