Rec-To-Go Kits


Grab a kit and create, discover, play at home. Check back often as new projects and activities are released each month. Pick up one or all. Share with neighbors and friends. A great surprise for your child or grandchildren or even for yourself.

8/26-8/28: Shakespeare in the Park

Memorial Park 208 W Union Ave, Wheaton

Professional and student actors from Wheaton College Arena Theater present a new Shakespeare production each year with full sounds, lighting, and costumes.

9/10: Summer Entertainment Series Performance

Memorial Park Bandshell 225 Karlskoga Avenue, Wheaton

6-7:30P: Jagged Little Pill - Tribute to Alanis Morissette
8-9:30P: Goddesses of Rock - A Tribute to Female Icons

Month of October: Pumpkin Fest

Cosley Zoo 1356 North Gary Ave, Wheaton

Month of October

Taking in the beautiful fall colors at Cosley Zoo is a must do! Come see the animals and take in the thousands of pumpkins scattered on the zoo’s lawn.

10/2: October Fest

Central Athletic Complex 500 S. Naperville Rd., Wheaton

Enjoy a family-friendly evening in downtown Wheaton, complete with live entertainment, food, beer garden and children’s area.

10/2: Light the Torch Night Run

In Person or Virtual

Race through luminary lanes at the Light the Torch 5K Night Run and end with live entertainment, carnival rides, food, and beer garden at October Fest hosted by DuPage County Historical Museum! Presented in partnership by the Wheaton Park District and FT Cares Foundation, this 5K run/walk is a unique race through downtown Wheaton after sunset.

10/15: Halloween Happening

Community Center 1777 S Blanchard St, Wheaton

It’s a spooktacular night of crafts, games, and more! Join us for our traditional Halloween Happening event. Fun passes available. Check back for additional details to be posted.

10/15: Spooktacular Halloween Stroll

Cosley Zoo 1356 North Gary Ave, Wheaton

Experience an evening stroll through the zoo while enjoying the family friendly decorations, activities and pumpkin decorating.

Night at the Museum: Halloween Party

DuPage County Historical Museum 102 E Wesley St, Wheaton

Come dressed in your Halloween costume and enjoy a three-floor flashlight scavenger hunt, movie and crafts. $10 per person.


11/26-12/30: Festival of Lights & Tree Sale

Cosley Zoo 1356 North Gary Ave, Wheaton

November 26-December 30

A wintertime visit to Cosley Zoo has become a family tradition for many. Make it one of yours!

12/4-18: Lions Club Reindeer Run

In Person or Virtual

This winter 5K run features lots of spirit, post-race refreshments and holiday cheer!

Spring 2022: Fun Run


Spring 2022

Show up in your brightest white shirts, shorts, and shoes and we shower you along the route with vibrant color made from safe, food-grade, biodegradable cornstarch. By the time you cross the finish line, you’ll be a brilliant color palette of warm and cool hues!

Summer 2022: Fish-O-Rama


Summer 2022

The Wheaton Park District and the Kiwanis Club of Wheaton look forward to fishing with you in the summer of 2022.

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