Introduction to Elmwood Park, Illinois
Elmwood Park, Illinois, in Cook county, is 2 miles NW of Oak Park, Illinois (center to center) and 9 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the village are in the Chicago metropolitan area. Elmwood Park has a population of 25,405.
Elmwood Park History
The Native Americans once inhabited the present day village of Elmwood Park. At that time, the area was known as Orison. During the 1840s, Elmwood Park was first settled in by the whites. The Chicago and Pacific Railroad ran through the village around 1870. The Village of Elmwood Park was incorporated in 1914 and Merritt Marwood became the first mayor. In 1953, Elmer Conti was elected as the first village president of Elmwood Park.
Elmwood Park and nearby Attractions
- Kiddieland Amusement Park
- Irish American Heritage Center
- Leaning Tower of Niles
- Brookfield Zoo
- Lincoln Park Zoo
- Ernest Hemingway Museum
Things To Do In Elmwood Park
While staying in Elmwood Park, you can spend your leisure time at the Kathy Torpe Park, Kiddie Korale Park, Triangle Park, Bambi Park, and Mills Park. You can visit the Elmwood Park Public Library if you are interested in exploring the history of the village. The United Methodist Church of Elmwood Park, Grace Lutheran Church, and Zoar Lutheran Church are also worth visiting. The Village of Elmwood Park also offers a Family Aquatic Center.
Elmwood Park Transportation
Chicago O’Hare International Airport is nearby.
Elmwood Park Higher Education
Triton College and City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College are very close to the village.