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Newsroom

Welcome to the Newsroom! Thank you for your interest. The Wheaton Park District enjoys working with members of the media and provides the following complimentary assistance to journalists, reporters, bloggers, videographers, photographers, and social media influencers.

  • Free access to Wheaton Park District special events, programs, and facilities for coverage, photography, interviews, and more
  • In-person, phone, and email interviews with district staff
  • Current and archived press releases
  • High-resolution photos, graphics, and videos
  • General information

Hot Off the Press

10Jun 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.

2May 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.

12Mar 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 [...]

11Oct 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. [...]

30Jul 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. [...]

Take Your Shot

We know your time to take great photos is limited. That’s why we’ve prepared a selection of publicly available photos and videos of district events, programs, and facilities.

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