Ebersold Park

59th Street & Main Street
Downers Grove, IL

Description

The land that is now Ebersold Park was once owned by Marguerite and Fred Ebersold, who would allow local children to use it as a sled hill during the winter months, and took great joy out of watching children have fun enjoying the outdoors in the winter. After the Park District acquired the land, it was named in honor of the Ebersolds, and continues to serve as a popular sledding location as it had for many years.

This important neighborhood park is located immediately southwest of the 59th and Main Street intersection. The park is comprised of two distinct areas surrounded by a 0.75-mile paved perimeter walking path that connects to the adjacent neighborhoods. The south half or "upper level" is dedicated to active recreation with a soccer field, play equipment with separate age 2-5 and age 5-12 play areas, a parking lot and a sledding hill. The "lower level" at the north end of the park is primarily comprised of an open field and a small wetland area with native plant communities.

Ebersold revised

Rent a Sports Field

Hours

Dawn to Dusk

Amenities

  • Drinking Fountain
  • Natural Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Sled Hill
  • Soccer Field
  • Walking Trail

Upcoming Improvements/Construction

No improvements are currently planned for the upcoming construction season.