Life could get a whole lot drier for residents living near East End. The city’s proposal to purchase part of Golden Meadows Park for flood mitigation will be presented to City Council tonight.

If all goes well, a final version of the agreement will be sent to Park Board members for their consideration. 

The city of Elmhurst hopes to fully own, rather than lease, the west lobe of the park for temporary storm water storage. The city has another agreement with the park district to use land on York Commons Park for temporary water overflow.

Fourteen acres of Golden Meadows Park, near the south end of Caroline Avenue, will provide water protection for 20 homes on Pine Street, Avon Road, and East Court.

To find out more about what the city is doing to alleviate flooding, and for any Elmhurst questions, contact us at or call (630) 441-5570.