Golfview Hills Park District
Formed in 1969, the Park District has jurisdiction over three parcels of land: Wiseman Park (except the shoreline), Armstrong Woods, and "The Prairie" area. The aim is two-fold: to maintain open space for the enjoyment of residents and to organize recreational activities for all age groups.
Wiseman Park has age-appropriate (to 6) playground equipment. The gazebo and bench areas invite residents to sit for a while. The Memorial Pathway is a permanent reminder of past residents. Order forms for engraved bricks may be obtained from the Secretary of the District.
"The Prairie" is a small remnant of the prairie lands that originally covered over 95% of Illinois. There remains in Illinois less that 1% of the original prairie land.
Recreational programs and activities are sponsored throughout the year and are publicized through newsletters, flyers and on the District website at www.golfviewhills.org/park-district. A youth fishing derby, Independence Day picnic, and concerts area a few of the events.
An elected board of five commissioners conducts the business of the Park District. Serving on a voluntary basis, the Commissioners are elected for four-year terms and must reside within the District.
Park District Board Meetings are open to the public and are held on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. Visit www.golfviewhills.org/park-district/ for meeting locations.
Park rules and regulations are posted and enforced through the DuPage County Sheriff's Department. Call 911 for emergencies; 630- 407-2400 for non-emergencies.
If you want to hold an event in one of the GHPD parks, please contact one of the GH Park District Board commissioners to make a reservation.
GHPD Budget, Appropriation Ordinance and Levy Ordinance Information
These are available for public review and comment.
The FY 2024 Proposed Budget and Ordinances will be reviewed at the October Meeting and formally adopted at the November Meeting.
FY 2022: Click Here
FY 2023: Click Here
FY 2024-Proposed Budget: Click Here
FY 2024- Budget/Appropriations Ordinance Proposed: Click Here
FY 2024-Tax Levy Ordinance Proposed: Click Here
GOLFVIEW HILLS PARK DISTRICT REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM
Each home may be reimbursed for up to $50 in the calendar year for expenses incurred when participating in a neighboring Park District activity or library system. Your request for reimbursement must be submitted no later than the end of January of the following year. The original receipt must be turned in with the reimbursement form found here:
Please use the Golfview Hills Park District Post Office Box for all submittals:
Golfview Hills Park District
P.O. Box 203
Clarendon Hills, Illinois 60514
Exciting Changes to Golfview Hills Parks
Wiseman Park - Bocce Ball Court Resurfacing
The 2 bocce ball courts in Wiseman Park were in bad shape. Uneven grasses, weeds and bare spots really restricted enjoyable bocce ball play. The surfaces have been replaced with pulverized granite which should even out the playing field and greatly improve the players enjoyment of the game. Please join the weekly bocce ball informal gatherings in Wiseman Park on Monday nights (look for signs) at 6 pm. Share some snacks and adult beverages while challenging your neighbors to a bocce ball match (June 1 through September 30).
Click to See Pictures Here
Prairie Park - Community Children's Painted Rock Garden
A joint project with the Golfview Hills Women’s Club a new rock garden was installed at the north end of the Prairie. Youths from the community painted dozens of rocks on Earth Day in April. These memory rock collections now have a home in the new rock garden. Please have your children and grandchildren create more memory rock paintings during the upcoming Independence Day event on Sunday July 2nd in Zimmerman Park.
Click here for the Painted Rock Garden
Bonertz Park - Here’s to Your Health!
The Golfview Hills Park District is pleased to announce the opening of new fitness equipment.
New Fitness Equipment has been installed by the walking trail in Bonertz Park (at the north end of Jackson Street.) There are terrific views of the lake while you work out. Try them out and start a regular exercise routine. Instructions for each of the pieces are listed on the equipment. Additional information on each of the 3 pieces of equipment can be found by clicking on the link below.
Info on Fitness Equipment Click Here
Prairie Restoration Project
Prairie Restoration Project – 1973 to Present. The Golfview Hills Park District (GHPD) has an ongoing project to restore the prairie. Part of the
program is to occasionally conduct a controlled burn of the prairie, along with trail
maintenance, drainage management and tree trimming services. The “Prairie” on Jackson
Street in the southwest end of Golfview Hills is a small remnant of the lands that originally
covered 95% of Illinois. There are many initiatives across the State to restore prairies to more
Why are prescribed burns conducted? Fire prevents brush and trees from overtaking the
prairie, prevents build-up of dead vegetation that encourages weeds and retards new growth,
and improves habitat for prairie birds, mammals, and butterflies, many of them endangered.
Upon completion of burn, GHPD spreads milkweed and other native prairie seeds to attract
more butterflies and bees which will help maintain a healthier ecosystem.
Original History Beginning in 1974 Click Here
Further Work in 2003: Click Here
Photos of the 2022 Prairie Burn: Click Here
Details on the 2023 Prescribed Prairie Burn: Click Here