Originally known as the Scott Street Playground, the 1.3 acres of park was leased from the City of Elmhurst in 1949 and developed in 1950. The area was renamed for former mayor Ben Allison (1957-61) in 1964. In 1981, the City of Elmhurst donated the original parcel plus an additional 1.45 acres of land to the Park District.
Berkeley Park District The Berkeley Park District offers classes and activities for all ages, from toddlers to adults and trips to special events and youth programs. The Berkeley Park District is dedicated to offering the best services to its community, so if interested in attending a program, or even an idea for starting one, the Berkeley Park District is eager to hear it.
The Butterfield Park playground and picnic shelter celebrated its grand opening on June 27, 1998. Over the years, community groups have made improvements to ball field #1 adding baseball dugouts, a scoreboard, and a press box/storage facility for its use during college/youth groups’ baseball season.
Churchill Woods. At 255 acres, Churchill Woods Forest Preserve in Glen Ellyn is one of the county's smaller forest preserves and home to an impressive range of habitats. Its Babcock Grove surrounds visitors in a savanna of bur oak, white oak and black maple trees.
The original park property belonged to the Fischer family, a German immigrant family who settled in the area in 1836. The five acres of land for Conrad Fischer was originally purchased in 1966 and development began in 1967. The park is adjacent to Conrad Fischer Elementary School and Churchville Middle School.
East Branch The 521-acre East Branch Forest Preserve in Glendale Heights is largely a natural wetland along the East Branch DuPage River with its lakes, marshes and wildlife habitats. In addition to fishing opportunities, trails for hiking and an off-leash dog area, the preserve provides valuable benefits to the community in the form of stormwater control and improved water quality.
With a “last splash” and groundbreaking ceremony, patrons took one final swim in East End Pool before construction on the new pool began. On June 2, 2007, the newly built East End Pool once again served Elmhurst, providing a place for community members to swim, splash, and spend their summer days.
Due to its size, Eldridge Park has two playgrounds. The park also is home to Eldridge Lagoon, site of fishing contests and ice skating, and a lighted sled hill on the north side of the park. A path winding around the perimeter of the park serves as a link to Salt Creek Greenway Trail.
<p>The <b>F.B. Henderson House</b> is a <a href="/pages/w/104077309627542">Frank Lloyd Wright</a> designed <a href="/pages/w/109158262435384">Prairie School</a> home in <a href="/pages/w/109728652387609">Elmhurst</a>, <a href="/pages/w/112386318775352">Illinois</a>.</p><h2>History</h2><p>This house was one of just a few built during Wright's brief partnership with Webster Tomlinson, the only partnership Wright ever had.
Fischer Farm is believed to be one of the oldest remaining homesteads in the county. The Fischers established the home around the year 1838. Through the years, the Fischers built barns and a large farm house in 1920. The five acres of land at Fischer Farm is a Bensenville Park District park.
The park land was acquired in 1973 for $72,000 with proceeds from a bond issue. It was named Golden Meadows Park in a 'Name the Park' contest in 1975. Before Elmhurst Memorial Hospital constructed a permanent helipad, helicopters were permitted for emergency landings and take-offs from Golden Meadows Park in the mid-'90s.
The Lizzadro Museum became an Affiliate member in the fall of 2008. We look forward to bringing an exhibit of Smithsonian Gems this summer. The exhibit Smithsonian Gems was made possible through the City of Elmhurst’s Explore Elmhurst Community Grant Program.
Tickets cost $2 - $3 and the journey takes 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Elmhurst Metra Station to Millennium Park via Lake/Austin/CTA Green Line, Austin & Lake, Austin & Madison, Madison & Austin Terminal, and Washington & State in around 1 h 56 min.
The Lake View Nature Center is home to engaging and educational nature programs! In addition, you can book a nature themed birthday party or group outing with us! The Lake View Nature Center is committed to providing a positive experience to all of our guests. Contact us at 630-941-8747 with program questions or to book a group or birthday party.
A master plan for Salt Creek Park was developed in 1999 when Elmhurst College approached the Park District to enter into a license agreement for construction of an NCAA women's 60-foot softball field and complex with dugouts, scoreboard, and scorer's building with storage and restrooms.
Taking inspiration from its life in woodworking, The Joinery is a venue to bring together your ideas, creativity and passion. From weddings, to graduations or as a studio or performance space, the Joinery’s intimate size, natural light and warm design welcome your next gathering.
The Depot was acquired from the Chicago and Northwester Railroad in 1971. It was renovated by the Park District as a bicentennial project in 1975. The construction of the Bicentennial Fountain on the same site as Wild Meadows Trace was the community’s bicentennial project.
Wilder Park Conservatory History. A historic tradition lives on at the Elmhurst Park District Conservatory and greenhouses, located in Wilder Park. These buildings are informally dedicated to the memory of some of Elmhurst's first families who at one time resided in nearby Wilder Mansion.
Take Cermak Rd. (22nd St.) to Wolf Rd. Turn right (south) on Wolf Rd. From South Suburbs. Take I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) north to Ogden Ave. Exit at Ogden Ave East; Take Ogden to Wolf Rd. Turn left (north) onto Wolf Rd. You will pass 31st St. From East or West. From Chicago. Take I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway) west to Wolf Rd. Exit at Wolf Rd. Turn left (south) on Wolf Rd.
The 69.61-acre York Woods Forest Preserve in Oak Brook — the county's first forest preserve — features vast oak woodlands and great places to picnic. Natural Scene Oaks over 100 years old form canopies over the trail, where bi rders enjoy spotting northern orioles, cedar waxwings, warbling vireos, mallards, red-bellied woodpeckers and owls, among others.