Mary Lubko Center
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Mary Lubko Center


The Wheaton Park District Mary Lubko Center isn’t just for seniors; it offers a wide variety of programs for active adults!

The Mary Lubko Center, formally known as the Leisure Center, is conveniently located in downtown Wheaton’s picturesque Memorial Park, home of the bandshell. The Mary Lubko Center building was built in 1888 by Judge Elbert Gary to house his horses and carriages. Friendly staff are available to welcome you, answer questions, and help you get involved.

  • Programs are open to fun-loving adults of all ages
  • You don’t need to be a Wheaton resident to participate – you can bring all your friends
  • Membership: 3,000
  • Number of programs offered yearly: 102!

Donate Support

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Interested in Renting the Mary Lubko Center?

Consider a casual, comfortable space for your next gathering. Rental Details

Select classes are offered at this location. Please view our current program guide for details and registration. opens in a new window

Programs & Trips

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, trips been postponed temporarily in order to ensure the health and wellness of our participants and staff. Please check back for updates and thank you for your patience.

Click on topics listed below to view programs and trips published in our latest issue of MLC News.

Tip: registration codes in the newsletter link to the online registration portal.

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Day Trips

Hit the Road — Take a Day Trip!

Travel to fascinating sites and explore the city of Chicago, suburban areas, and even nearby states.

Day Trips
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Driving Programs

Be prepared for your next driving exam!

Courses offered by AARP and the Secretary of State are sure to help you ace your next written and driving exams.

Driving Programs
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Extended Travel

Explore the world with fellow active adults!

Our travel partner companies, Collette and Mayflower, provide trips around the world that are sure to delight.

Extended Travel Trips
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Get Fit

Drop-in programs designed to fit your busy schedule.

Staying fit and feeling your best is part of the Mary Lubko Center’s guarantee!

Get Fit Programs

Just for Fun/Specials

One-of-a-kind programs in Wheaton’s backyard!

From movie matinees to ongoing programs and games, our specials are sure to keep you entertained.

Just for Fun/Specials Programs
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Live & Learn

All the life hacks you’ll need!

Get the scoop on how to live your best life.

Live & Learn Programs
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Performing Arts

Join a chorus or two!

Beyond Glee, Silvertones Chorus, and Snappy Tappers invite you to join in on the excitement.

Performing Arts Programs

Rent This Facility for Your Next Gathering

The Mary Lubko Center is located within Memorial Park on 2.5 beautifully manicured acres. Originally a coach house built in 1888, the Mary Lubko Center offers a casual comfortable space with classic wood paneled walls, a large stone fireplace, and beautiful views of Memorial Park. It is handicap accessible.

For information about renting this unique space, or to make a reservation, please contact Megann Panek at 630-510-5030 or email.

Mary Lubko Center Rental Brochure (PDF)

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