- The list below includes 704 free or cheap things to do in or near Elmhurst, Illinois, including 109 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Bike Paths, Family Fun Center and Playgrounds.
- From Wilder Park to Berens Park Playground, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Elmhurst and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Chicago, Skokie, Oak Park and Evanston.
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Having undergone massive renovations in 2002, Berens Park Playground has a wide range of fun family activities. The park features a toy racecar and airplane, sandbox, elevated platforms, permanent chess/checkerboard, and stationary musical instruments like drums.
Located along Salt Creek, Eldridge Park is situated on 42.79 acres and features facilities for basketball, tennis, baseball, soccer and roller hockey. The park offers an ice skating rink, a sledding hill and a children's playground.
Get some fresh air and exercise with a hike along Salt Creek Greenway Trail. The trails stretches about 27 miles from Brookfield Zoo to Busse Woods Forest Preserve. Some of the trail is paved, and some are an on-road route.
With a playground covering multiple areas, Butterfield Park offers visitors swings, climbing structures, walking paths, and more. The park has several picnic areas with back to back picnic tables and covered pavilions.
Elmhurst Park District features numerous parks with walking trails, ice skating, garden plots and sledding hills. The Park District provides facility rentals and also offers a wide range of recreational activities including baseball, softball, soccer and lacrosse.
Featuring paved paths shaded by trees, East End Park provides visitors with basketball parks, sports fields, playgrounds, and a pool. The pool is lifeguard monitored and sections into a lap pool area and a general play area.