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. Their efforts are being recognized with the Lions Terrace, coming to Memorial Park next summer.
The Wheaton Lions Club has been partnering with the Wheaton Park District since 2012 at events such as their collaborative winter 5k, Reindeer Run, and have given many volunteer hours at community events such as Taste of Wheaton. They have played a major role in the terrace which is part of the Revitalization Project that is currently under way in Memorial Park, which will also include a modernized band shell, a new path layout, permanent concession and restrooms, enhanced sound and lighting, a new larger Pétanque court and designated memorial location.
“Memorial Park means a lot of things to different people, from having a quiet picnic lunch during the week to attending an event with neighbors, friends or family,” Wheaton Park District Director of Parks and Planning Rob Sperl said. “We are looking forward to a new and improved park, whatever you may want to do there.”
Built in part through the generosity of the Wheaton Lions Club, the Lions Terrace will be located off of the Mary Lubko Center building and provide elevated VIP seating during special events, raised planter beds and a direct view to the new band shell.
“Partnering with the Wheaton Park District on the Lions Terrace in Memorial Park is a significant milestone for the Wheaton Lions Club, President RC Crompton said. “Our club’s Pillars of Service focuses efforts on sight, hearing, diabetes, hunger, environment and pediatric cancer and the new Lions Terrace will provide an ongoing symbol of the services we provide to those in need in our community.”
Memorial Park’s Revitalization Project is expected to be completed in summer 2020. For more information, visit wheatonparkdistrict.com.
Written by: Gina Catalano