Sunday, May 5, 2013
Sunday's weather expected to be warm and sunny.
If you didn't make it over to Wilder Park on Saturday, you still have one more chance to check out Art in the Park, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The National Weather Service is predicting another gorgeous spring day. Read all about it: Signs of Spring: Elmhurst's 17th Annual Art in the Park is This Weekend
Friday, May 3, 2013
If you don't go, you will be missing out.
It's going to happen rain or shine—shine would be preferred, of course—but either way, you do not want to miss one of Wilder Park's premier annual events. The 17th annual Art in the Park, to be held this Saturday and Sunday, is so many things: I could go on and on, but suffice to say, this exhibit/sale/fabulous event has grown and taken on an iconic feeling over the years to become an art show that is modeled by other communities. And the thanks goes to Elmhurst resident and president of RGL Marketing for the Arts, Roz Long, for founding the event 17 years ago and continuing to nurture and grow it year after year. I can only imagine the work that goes into that! Elmhurst Park District also continues its partnership to make the event …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Patch has pieced together tips for getting your kite off the ground and keeping it in the air.
It's National Kite Month. But flying a kite isn't always the easiest thing to do. There are tips, though, to help your kite get into the air and stay there. Single line kites are the ones you'll see the most often. They are sometimes diamond or delta shaped and have one string that attaches to the kite. Here are the tips we found on the National Kite Month Web site. Here are some favorite local spots for flying kites: Heritage Park is hosting an official Kite Fly at 1 p.m. April 27. And, find kite festivals all over the Midwest at chicagokite.com.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Thank you to those who have shared their photos of the Wilder Park and Spring Road Easter egg hunts. Keep them coming!
Hundreds of colorful, treat-filled eggs were scooped up in about 20 seconds by eager kids at the Spring Road egg hunt, at Spring Road and the Prairie Path, and at Wilder Park on Saturday. Children also got to spend some quality time with the Easter Bunny. Do you have photos of this weekend's egg hunts? Share them here on Elmhurst Patch. Just click on "Upload photos and videos."
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Wilder Park was the first park acquired by the Elmhurst Park District in 1921. In 1997, it was named the No. 1 Suburban Park in Chicago Magazine.
Editor's Note: Join us as we profile prominent places in town that are unique to Elmhurst. Here's a look at Wilder Park and its many amenities. Described as "Elmhurst's Prettiest Garden Spot" in a 1936 publication of the Elmhurst Centennial Historical Committee, Wilder Park still is a popular draw more than seven decades later. Located in the center of town at 211 S. Prospect Ave., Wilder Park is home to the Elmhurst Art Museum and the Lizzadro Museum, the Elmhurst Public Library, Veterans Memorial, Wilder Mansion, the Wilder Park Conservatory, picnic areas, tennis courts, a playground, landscaped walkways and greenhouses. Wilder Park was the first park acquired by the Elmhurst Park District in 1921. In 1997, it was named the No. 1 …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
If you've been thinking a trip to Wilder Park is in order, this is the weekend to go.
Art in the Park, for anyone with even a passing interest in hand-made artistry, is an inspirational thing. Even for those ruled by their left brain, the color, beauty and creative spirit that will fill Wilder Park this Saturday and Sunday makes the event worth a visit. And, for the right brainers out there, be prepared to be tantalized by the more than 100 artists that will be displaying their wares, specializing in everything from woods to textiles, photography to jewelry, and anything else imaginable. Where else can one see industrial metal sculptures, delicate jewelry made from semi-precious gems, photos that look like paintings and paintings that look like photos, fiber crafts and hand-made home accents all in the same place? Artists …
Friday, April 6, 2012
The timing is right for families to hit them both.
Blink and it's over! Be sure to put this on your calendar and, whatever you do, arrive early. Your kids have long memories and will never let you live it down if you miss this. Two Easter Egg hunts will be held this Saturday, April 7, in Elmhurst, and both will feature one very busy bunny. The first, sponsored by the Elmhurst Park District, will be held at 10 a.m. sharp at Wilder Park, 175 Prospect Ave. Children ages 1 to 10 are invited to bring their baskets and grab as many treat-filled eggs as they can get their hands on. Following the event, the bunny will pose for photos. New this year will be the Doggie Eggstravaganza. Following the egg hunt for kids, at 11 a.m. dogs will be able to search Wilder Park for colorful Easter eggs filled …
Friday, December 2, 2011
With this fourth and final Elmhurst tree lighting, let the holidays begin.
Santa couldn't have asked for a better night to fly into Wilder Park Thursday. Well, he actually arrived on an Elmhurst fire truck, but to great weather, nonetheless. Throngs of screaming kids met him at the east entrance to the park, and he quickly disappeared into the crowd of thousands. In fact, there were so many people at Elmhurst Park District's annual tree lighting at Wilder Park that park Executive Director Rich Grodsky said he believes it was the biggest crowd yet. The crowds were there to see Santa, of course, but also to hear the Hawthorne Elementary School choir, watch the Park District's Impact Dancers, and laugh along with Those Funny Little People, all on the Park District stage. There was just enough of a chill in the air …
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard—all are in our hearts, all have earned our gratitude.
Veterans, families and city officials gathered Friday at Wilder Park Veterans Memorial for the annual assembly of gratitude and remembrance for all those who have served. The brisk morning of 11-11-11 held special significance this year, as this "Day of Ones" won't again happen for another 100 years, master of ceremonies Bill Shanklin said. At 11 a.m., all in attendance stood facing east in a moment of silence to honor veterans. Mayor Pete DiCianni was moved nearly to tears at the early part of his address, remembering his father, who passed away five years ago on Nov. 10. DiCianni said his father wasn't a veteran, but several of his family members were. "We look at the medics, the nurses and all these people that gave of their lives in …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Statewide, park districts are receiving more than twice the amount that was promised last November.
Elmhurst Park District was awarded nearly $2 million to restore the Wilder Park Conservatory. The grant is part of a total $50 million in park and recreational facility construction grants awarded by the governor's office. Twenty-two agencies statewide received between about $100,000 and $2.5 million for 30 different construction projects. Elmhurst's share of the pie is $1.84 million. The total amount awarded statewide is double the $25 million that was announced at the time the grant applications were due last November. Funding for these grants was made available through the state's Illinois Jobs Now! capital program. The grants represent only the first phase of the total $150 million the state has allocated to the PARC capital program. …