Wheaton Park District is celebrating 100 years in 2021

The official year-long anniversary celebration will kick off in May to commemorate the date the park district was established, May 28, 1921.

A special exhibit depicting the history of the district is now on display at the DuPage County Historical Museum, Wheaton Park District: Celebrating 100 years. The exhibit features a timeline showcasing the expansion of the district through various land acquisitions, facility and park openings, and the tremendous growth of programming and athletics over the last century.

The celebration kicked off at the Go Fly a Kite event on May 1, 2021 with 1,000 in attendance!

More recreation activities, special events and facility promotions will take place throughout the year:


Clocktower Mini Golf

May 28-June 30
Receive a $1 discount on your round of mini-golf when you say, “Happy Anniversary, Wheaton Park District”

Arrowhead Golf Club

May 28-October 31
Receive a complimentary champagne toast when you celebrate an anniversary at Arrowhead.

Parks Plus Fitness Center

May 28-31
Become a member at Parks Plus Fitness Center and receive $100 off your annual membership when you mention the 100th anniversary.


Mark your calendar!

July 4 | Independence Day Parade
Parade theme: Celebrating Our Freedom | Parade starts at 11A

July 29 | Field Days at Central Athletic Complex
This free event will include activity stations indoors and outdoors.

August 17 | Scavenger Hunt at Cosley Zoo
Celebrate Cosley Zoo’s 47th Anniversary and the park district’s 100th Anniversary! The first 100 visitors to turn in the completed scavenger hunt will receive a small zoo-related prize. Admission fees apply.

August 27 | Pop-up Play Day at Northside Park
This free event will include lots of outdoor games and the Kona Ice Truck will be onsite.

Time Capsule

The district will be collecting items, photos and stories to go into a time capsule that will be buried at Memorial Park at the end of the anniversary celebration year, in May of 2022. More details to come.

Anniversary Sponsor:

Balloon Bouquets Provided by:

All Occasions Balloons