The Village was named for Josiah P. Lombard, a landowner, in 1869. Lombard is now known as the “Lilac Village” and, in its honor, an internationally famous Lilac Festival is held each spring that attracts thousands. Lombard is home to Yorktown Center, an indoor shopping center. District 44 maintains seven elementary schools and one middle school; District 45 has three elementary schools serving the community. The Lombard Park District has over 450 acres of land designed for playgrounds, bike paths, and athletic fields, as well as numerous ponds and lagoons. Lilacia Park is an 8.5 acre horticultural showcase.