Wheaton Park District is celebrating 100 years in 2021

The official year-long anniversary celebration started in May 2021 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!

View the Daily Herald article about the Wheaton Park District’s 100th Anniversary:

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

Artwork designed by Illustrator Julie A Dailey of DaileyDrawings, LLC, Springfield, Illinois. Contact information JulieDailey55@gmail.com

Anniversary Ornament

A limited number of commemorative Wheaton Park District, Memorial Park-inspired ornaments will be available to purchase at these Wheaton locations:

Community Center | 1777 S. Blanchard St.
Arrowhead Golf Club | 26W151 Butterfield Rd.
DuPage County Historical Museum | 102 E. Wesley St.
Cosley Zoo | 1356 N. Gary Ave.

Proceeds from sales benefit the DuPage County Historical Museum, Cosley Zoo and Play for All Playground & Garden Foundations.

Supported in part by Sales Solutions.

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.

The Great Ball Pursuit

How it worked: 100 numbered softballs were dropped at Presidents Park, Northside Park and Atten Park on October 20. Ten random numbers were selected on October  26, and winning numbers received a Wheaton Park District prize package.

Winning Numbers: 7, 18, 21, 35, 46, 53, 68, 74, 82, 100

If you are lucky enough to have one of the winning balls, bring them to the Community Center after October 27 and receive a Wheaton Park District prize package!

Then & Now Photo Gallery

Atten Park Playground THENAtten Park Playground NOW
Baseball THENBaseball NOW
Pottery THENPottery NOW
Memorial Park Bandshell THENMemorial Park Bandshell NOW

Memorial Park Bandshell NOW photo © Kmiecik Imagery

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