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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
Mary Lubko Center staff at Holiday Gala 2016


Mary Lubko Center Newsletter:

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.

See Time of Your Life (PDF)

Holiday Happenings

Silvertones Chorus presents
We Need A Little Christmas
with special guests the Step In Time Dance Troop

Saturday, December 2 | 3P | Community Center

The Silvertones put together a truly special concert to help you celebrate this season. You’ll hear many holiday favorites we all know and love.

Beyond Glee presents
Beyond Christmas 6

Saturday, December 9 |Two shows – 2P or 5P | Community Center

Beyond Glee is back this year to help you celebrate the holidays. Don’t miss this delightful and entertaining holiday special, lled with beautiful songs of the season.

Ticket Information

Presale tickets: $10 adults; $7 children 10 & under or seniors 60+.
At the door: $10 all ages.

Purchase Tickets at or in person at the Wheaton Park District Community Center or the Mary Lubko Center (208 W. Union). Call 630-665-1415 to charge by phone.

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.

Theater Day Trips

at Paramount Theatre
Online Registration opens 8/31
Elf the Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic will make everyone embrace their inner elf. Based on the hilarious 2003 movie, Elf is one of those shows that has both kids and adults lighting up with laughter and rediscovering what it means to be a family.
Drive on Own

Location Age Class
18 & over #435177-01
Dates Time R/NR Fee
Wednesday, November 29 1-4:30P $39

Bus Transportation

Location Age Class
Depart Community Center 18 & over #435177-02
Dates Time R/NR Fee
Wednesday, November 29 12:30-4:30P $49
at Oriental Theatre
Online Registration opens 8/31
Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” Time Magazine cheers, “if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of Wicked, Broadway really would be a magical place. Wicked, the untold true story of the Witches of Oz, transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. It’ll send your spirits soaring to heights you’ll never forget.

Enjoy a preshow lunch at the popular Petterino’s Restaurant. Lunch includes salad, dessert and your choice of entrée: 1) chicken limone with sautéed spinach, 2) almond crusted whitefish with roasted cauliflower or 3) homemade baked rigatoni.

Please make your menu choice when you register.

Location Age Class
Depart Community Center 18 & over #437153-01
Dates Time R/NR Fee
Thursday, December 7 10:30A-6P $199
Beautiful: Carole King Musical
at Cadillac theatre
Online Registration opens 8/31
Before she was Carole King, superstar—she was Carol Klein, teenage songwriter. Her music would become the soundtrack to a generation. Tracing the career of Carole King, and endorsed by the beloved Grammy winner herself, Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of Kings remarkable rise to stardom, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

Enjoy a preshow lunch at the popular Petterino’s Restaurant. Lunch includes salad, dessert and your choice of entrée: 1) chicken parmesan with pasta, 2) braised short ribs of beef with mashed potatoes, braised vegetable or 3) broiled market fish, sautéed spinach.

Please make your menu choice when you register.

Location Age Class
Depart Community Center 18 & over #418190-01
Dates Time R/NR Fee
Wednesday, December 13 10:30A-6P $169
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.

door county

With Mayflower Tours
Chicago Cubs Arizona Spring Training
featuring Three Cactus League Games

March 7-March 18, 2018
$2349 per person, double occupancy


  • See three spring training baseball games featuring the Chicago Cubs in your reserved seats
  • Visit Historic Old Town Scottsdale and stop in Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Visit White Sands National Monument
  • Visit Grand Canyon National Park, Sedona, Arizona

arizona spring training

Grand Canyon National Park

With Mayflower Travel
Historic Natchez

March 16-23, 2018
$1,629 per person, double occupancy

This eight-day holiday features three nights in Natchez, Mississippi during their annual pilgrimage time. We will visit beautiful antebellum homes, take in live musical performances, and indulge in delicious cuisine on this life-enriching experience.

Historic Natchez

Historic Natchez

With Premier Travel
San Antonio Fiesta
featuring 4 nights in San Antonio

April 20-24, 2018
$1899 per person, double occupancy

The San Antonio River Walk is an oasis of cypress-lined paved paths, arched stone bridges, and lush landscapes. It gently winds through the city center providing millions of visitors each year with easy access to the city’s cultural hot spots, historic sites, and other attractions. Be a part of the fiesta and enjoy the history and culture that San Antonio has to offer!


  • San Antonio fiesta, The Alamo, San Jose Mission, Hill Country
  • Riverwalk dinner, San Antonio city tour, Riverwalk cruise
  • LBJ ranch, Fredericksburg
  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Four nights at a first class hotel

san antonio fiesta

San Antonio

For reservations or details, please call the Mary Lubko Center at 630-665-1415.

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 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