10 Jun 2020

Virtual Recreation Center Coming Soon!

As we navigate our new normal and await the phased reopening of all recreation facilities, we remain committed to providing our community resources to keep you active, happy, healthy, and connected. Launching June 15, the Wheaton Park District Virtual Recreation Center will provide you with FREE online activities and resources in a variety of areas for residents of all ages.

Virtual Recreation Center Coming Soon!
2 May 2020

Wheaton Park District Announces Event and Concert Cancellations through July 2020

Wheaton, Ill. – On April 7, 2020 Governor Pritzker strongly advised event organizers in the state of Illinois to cancel large summer events amid the COVID-19 crisis. Following CDC guidelines for large gatherings and the guidance of the Governor, the Wheaton Park District, along with event partners, have canceled all special events and concerts scheduled for May, June, and July. This includes: Go Fly A Kite (May 2), Native Plant Sale (May 30), Taste of Wheaton (June 4-7), Municipal Band Concerts (June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30), Fish-O-Rama (June 20), Independence Day Fireworks and Parade (July 3-4), as well as the other special events regularly scheduled these months.

Wheaton Park District Announces Event and Concert Cancellations through July 2020
12 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Information & Resources

Wheaton, Ill. – The Wheaton Park District is aware of and monitoring this developing public health issue. The health and safety of our staff, program participants and visitors to our facilities is top of mind [...]

Coronavirus Information & Resources
11 Oct 2019

Lions Terrace coming to Memorial Park in 2020

Wheaton, Ill. – For more than 95 years, the Wheaton Lions Club has been serving the community through fundraising events that raise awareness for people with sight, hearing and diabetic needs. [...]

Lions Terrace coming to Memorial Park in 2020
30 Jul 2019

Wheaton’s Shakespeare in the Park to return in 2020

Wheaton, Ill. – Wheaton Park District and Wheaton College has collaborated for Shakespeare in the Park since 2012, and while a production for this year is on hold due to construction in Memorial Park, the show will go on. [...]

Wheaton’s Shakespeare in the Park to return in 2020
11 Dec 2018

Wheaton Park District wins award for philanthropic support

Wheaton, Ill. - Four members of the Wheaton Park District accepted the Lehman award for Philanthropic Support of Parks and Programs award at the inaugural banquet on November 20, presented by the National Association of Park Foundations. [...]

Wheaton Park District wins award for philanthropic support
15 Aug 2018

Safety Announcement and Reminder – West Nile Virus

Over the last few weeks West Nile Virus (WNV) has been found in mosquito traps in Wheaton and surrounding towns during routine testing by the DuPage County Health Department. [...]

Safety Announcement and Reminder – West Nile Virus
7 Feb 2018

Wheaton Park District Gives Back In 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wheaton, Ill. – The special events of the Wheaton Park District range from 5K runs to golf outings to weekend festivals and more, but it’s the giving aspect of these events that make them so special. [...]

Wheaton Park District Gives Back In 2017
8 Jan 2018

WDSRA Adult Day Program Opens at Central Athletic Complex

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wheaton, IL—On January 8, 2018, the doors to a sixth Rec & Roll location opened at the Central Athletic Complex in Wheaton. Rec & Roll is the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association’s (WDSRA) adult day program for people ages 22-55 with intellectual disabilities. Rec & Roll helps enhance their quality of life through purposeful recreation. [...]

WDSRA Adult Day Program Opens at Central Athletic Complex
15 Nov 2017

Nancy Flannery and Rob Sperl on WWI Centennial News podcast

WW1 Centennial News [November 8, 2017]: Episode #45
It’s about WW1 THEN – what was happening 100 years ago this week – and it’s about WW1 NOW – news and updates about the centennial and the commemoration.

Nancy Flannery and Rob Sperl on WWI Centennial News podcast
12 Oct 2017

Letter to the Residents Regarding Graf Park from Mike Benard, Executive Director

From Michael Benard, Executive Director
RE: Proposed Land Swap of 4.5 acres between the Wheaton Park District and Community Unit School District #200 to facilitate the construction of a Preschool for children with disabilities [...]

Letter to the Residents Regarding Graf Park from Mike Benard, Executive Director
11 Oct 2017

Wheaton Park District’s World War I Monument Receives National Restoration Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wheaton, Ill.— On September 27, the United States World War One Centennial Commission and the Pritzker Military Museum & Library announced the first 50 grant awardees for their “WWI Centennial Memorials” program, and the list includes Wheaton’s own WWI Obelisk in Northside Park. [...]

Wheaton Park District’s World War I Monument Receives National Restoration Grant
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