Elmhurst is taking its first official step toward getting an Indoor Sports Facility. If you’ve always dreamed of having an indoor turf field, swimming pool, ice facility or gymnasium, you won’t want to miss your chance to vote.

The City of Elmhurst and the Park District have officially hired Convention Sports and Leisure International (CSL), a planning and advisory firm, to look into the demand and feasibility of an indoor facility.

Starting Friday, July 1, CSL will be conducting an survey through Friday, July 15. Residents and non-residents can access the survey at www.epd.org/indoor-sports-facility-survey or by visiting the Elmhurst Park District or City of Elmhurst websites. 

The City and Park District are trying to determine if there is enough interest and demand to support this type of facility, both operationally and financially.

The survey will then help target what components would be the most useful as well as gauge what types of funding respondents would support to operate such a facility. Results should determine either the possibility of the facility providing sufficient revenues to warrant development or if additional tax funds need to be raised and/or partnerships explored with other organizations.

CSL will also be interviewing potential user groups, educational institutions, and business leaders to further determine anticipated usage of the facility.

CSL’s report, due in August, will include a cost, demand, and space analysis as well as proposed size and location of facility, what sports and amenities should be included, and anticipated operational structure. At that point the City and Park District will determine their next steps, if any.

Again, residents, neighbors, and potential residents can voice their opinion by filling out the survey at www.epd.org/indoor-sports-facility-survey.

Elmhurst continues to grow in exciting ways, and the Indoor Sports Facility joins the Centre for the Performing Arts as potential community venues. If you want to learn more about any of these projects and what makes Elmhurst such a great place to live, contact us at (630) 441-5570 or at www.gmregroup.com