Spend a Fun-Filled Day at Wilder Park

Autumnal trees like in Wilder Park

What was once a cow pasture is now home to a thriving urban park. We’re talking about Wilder Park, and it’s only nineteen minutes from Eagle Creek Apartments.¬†Wilder was voted the top suburban park in 1991, and 55 years earlier, it was described as “a garden spot as beautiful as any in the Midwest.” The park is home to running trails, tennis courts, and soccer fields. It also features several popular destinations, such as:

Elmhurst Public Library 

The Elmhurst Public Library enriches the community by providing opportunities to connect, create, and explore. Besides the thousands of books, the library also offers dozens of adult programs. Choices include the Board Game Club, Open Bridge Club, and In Stitches Needleworkers.

The library is always in need of volunteers. One of the options includes working in the Kids’ Library. These volunteers assist with decorating for events, the LEGO Club, and coordinating activities in the Learning Garden. 

Elmhurst Art Museum

The Elmhurst Art Museum began in a single room at the Eldridge School. Today, it spans over 15,000 square feet. Also, the museum dedicates itself to the development of rotating art exhibitions. It’s even the site of the famed McCormick House. The home was constructed in 1952 by renowned architect, Mies van der Rohe. It is one of only three existing homes he designed in the United States. That makes it an architectural landmark.

Wilder Park Conservatory 

Then head to the conservatory. Nestled in the southwest corner, the Wilder Park Conservatory has welcomed guests for over 80 years. It’s home to several plant species and serves as a visual and verifiable link to our past. Over 13,000 people visit every year. They can enjoy programs led by the in-house horticulturists.

Wilder Park is just one of the premier attractions near our Westmont, IL apartments. Check out these local archery ranges for more things to do outdoors. If you’re thinking about becoming a resident of our community, please contact us. We’d love to arrange a private tour.

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