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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. Friendly staff are available to welcome you, answer questions, and help you get involved.

Did you know?

  • 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
  • The Mary Lubko Center turns 44 this year
  • Membership: 3,000
  • Number of programs offered yearly: 102!
  • The Mary Lubko Center building was built in 1888 by Judge Elbert Gary to house his horses and carriages

Interested in supporting the Mary Lubko Center?

Donate to the Mary Lubko Center

Take a look at the Mary Lubko Center Newsletter:


Time of Your Life (PDF)
Have the time of your life! The Mary Lubko Center’s newsletter is distributed four times a year and includes detailed information on hundreds of programs, trips, and special events. Call 630-665-1415 to receive a copy or join the mailing list.

Silvertones Chorus

Contact Linda Dolan 630-510-5030 to join or hire the Silvertones

Beyond Glee

Contact Linda Dolan 630-510-5030 to join or hire Beyond Glee

happy bus peopleHit the Road – Take a Day Trip!

Travel to fascinating sites in the City of Chicago, suburban areas, and even nearby states. See the best theatre, enjoy fine dining, explore museums and galleries, take a boat ride, enjoy a concert, experience the opera, discover Ethnic Chicago neighborhoods, and much more with friendly people. Deluxe Motorcoach transportation and all tickets and gratuities are included in the fee. Every trip is led by a friendly Mary Lubko Center tour escort.

Looking for something new and different?

See our current newsletter, Time of Your Life (PDF), for a complete list of trips available.

Take the bus and leave the driving and parking to the Wheaton Park District. No need for a gps. It has been a great pleasure to enjoy the diverse types of entertainment offered from the W.P.D. from stage musicals to one day trips of sightseeing and don’t forget the great restaurants that are included. My husband and I love your extended trips. We’ve even brought our family on some of them. They are always great fun and well organized. The staff is always pleasant, and very helpful. It has been a great experience working with them.You make us all feel special!
Donna and Phil Arrigo
I’ve enjoyed every day trip I’ve even taken with the [Mary Lubko Center] Leisure Center. I look forward to these outings. I’ve made new friends and I love that everyone is always happy and in a good mood. The staff are terrific.
Grace Landem

Extended Travel Trips

The Joy of Travel Without the Hassle

See the USA and the world with us. Our vacation travel is fun and carefree – we’ll do all the planning and a professional escort handles all details. We offer everything from a two night trip to Door County to an eighteen day cruise through the Panama Canal and everything in between. Discover a whole new way to explore a destination. Travel with people from your own community and you’ll feel like you are traveling with family and friends.

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The Best of the Quad Cities

July 26-27, 2017

$299 per person, double occupancy;
$359 per person, single occupancy;


  • Luxurious night at the Isle Resort and Casino, with breakfast
  • Lunch and entertainment cruise aboard the Celebration Belle on the mighty Mississippi
  • Circa 21 Matinee and lunch performance of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  • Experience a tour and authentic dinner at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
  • Farewell dinner at the new, beautiful Rhythm Casino

For reservations or details, please call the Mary Lubko Center at 630.665.1415.

Fall Getaway to Door County

3 Day/2 Night Tour | October 3-5, 2017

$739 per person, double occupancy;
$894 per person, single occupancy;

Door County in the fall is truly magical. Every path through the woods, every stretch of shoreline, and every little town offers a unique experience. The price includes tours at the Kohler Arts Center, Historic Bjorklunden Chapel, Door Peninsula Winery, Seaquist Orchards, and the Edgewood Orchard Galleries.

You will also enjoy an authentic fish boil, lunch at Al Johnson’s, and a performance at the Northern Sky Theater. Relax at the coveted, deluxe, all-suite Newport Resort in Egg Harbor. Explore Fish Creek, Sister Bay, Baileys Harbor, Ellison Bay, and Gills Rock.

For reservations or details, please call the Mary Lubko Center at 630.665.1415.

Rent This Facility For Your Next Gathering

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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 Linda Dolan at 630.510.5030 or

Mary Lubko Center Rental Brochure (PDF)

Mary Lubko Center Rental Application (PDF)

On July 25th, 2015, my husband and I got married at the [Mary Lubko Center] Leisure Center. It was every bit as awesome and gorgeous as we had hoped it would be, and more! Both of us are really interested in history, so it was really neat to be able to get married at this historic location. We had our ceremony on the beautiful back steps of the Center, and our reception in the Carriage Room. The grounds and the building are immaculately maintained–we have soooo many perfect pictures of our special day! Thank you again, WPD!
Valerie Walkowicz-Moore