Mission Statement & Logo

In 2004, the Wheeling Park District adopted a new logo and a new mission statement. The changes express the Park District’s renewed commitment to YOU. YOU are the driving force behind all the Park District offers.

Our mission is to provide memorable experiences in parks and recreation that enrich our communities.


The Wheeling Park District is working toward a future where all ages and backgrounds find memorable experiences in parks and recreation. Whether in a class, on a field, in the gym, or at a park, the Park District is dedicated to enriching the community through recreation.

"The future of the Park District will be determined by our communities," says Executive Director Jan Buchs. "We embrace the diversity of needs within our communities, and welcome everyone to experience parks and recreation with the Wheeling Park District."

Vision Statement

In 2006, the Wheeling Park District developed its new vision statement:
To become the provider of choice in parks and recreation within the communities that we serve.

The three primary areas of focus to achieve the vision are:

1. Participation

The Wheeling Park District commits to continually reach out to the community, seeking input to identify valid park, recreation services, and facility needs.

2. Open Space

The Wheeling Park District commits to strike a balance between maintaining its facilities and preserving open space within the existing urban environment.

3. Partnerships

The Wheeling Park District commits to build purposeful partnerships that are of civic priority, fiscally responsible and enhance the community.