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Chamber Park is located between Strong and Dundee Roads at 251 N. Wolf Rd. The property consists of 13 acres and is home to the Chamber Church, Carriage House, and the Wheeling Historical Society Museum. The church is said to be the second oldest church in Wheeling and as recently as the 1970s held services on Sundays. The Carriage House was moved to the park in the 1980s and the Museum was moved from Milwaukee Rd., where it served as the original Wheeling police station.
In the 1970s, the park had an outdoor and "kiddie" pool, shuffleboard courts, a large fountain, and an ice skating rink. Today, Chamber Park boasts play equipment, picnic tables, a sheltered gazebo, a dedicated flower garden area, and basketball hoops for informal play. The park also hosts Santa and Mrs. Claus when they come to town every December for Lollipop Lane.
Chevy Chase Country Club
Steeped in history and rooted in old-time service, Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling is perfect for any event and any size group.
Built in 1927, the classic, Tudor-style clubhouse harkens back to a genteel and elegant era when making guests feel welcome was an art form.
The Chevy Chase guest services teams have preserved this philosophy. From the moment you arrive, you are encouraged to feel relaxed and indulged in the elegant and historic surroundings. Your comfort is assured in an atmosphere where respect is understood and your name is remembered. The full-service food and beverage and meeting facility offers a professional environment in a clubhouse setting for groups of 10-600.
Amenities include an 18-Hole Golf Course, Gable Grill, Devnoshire Ballroom, Grand Ballroom, and Traditions Golf Shop.
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Childerley Park consists of 12.5 acres and is located at 506 McHenry Road. Before being purchased by the park district in 1977, the property had two large ten-bedroom homes, a groundskeeper house, a log cabin schoolhouse, and a church reported to be the oldest in Wheeling. Back then, the grounds had an apple orchard, barns with fenced in areas for animals, and was used as a women's refuge and as a religious retreat.
The park was originally dedicated to the residents of Wheeling in 1979 and was redeveloped and completed in 1996. Currently there is a shelter area with electricity, BBQ grills, sand volleyball courts, paths, working washroom facilities, open passive areas, two age group playground areas, and the original church, which was dedicated as the Loraine E. Lark Chapel in 1980 and hosts non-denominational weddings.
Community Recreation Center
The Wheeling Park District Community Recreation Center (CRC) is located at 333 W. Dundee Road, adjacent to the Aquatic Center. Enter the parking area from Northgate Parkway.
The CRC is open to the public and houses most Wheeling Park District programs including preschool classes, camps, arts and crafts, sports, adult and youth classes, indoor walking/running track, Arctic Splash indoor pool, Fitness Center, and the Guest Service Desk.
The Community Recreation Center is frequently referred to as the CRC. More information is available by calling (847)465-3333.
Denoyer Park covers 4.5 acres and is bordered by homes, a commonwealth easement, and a wetlands area. The park is situated at Denoyer Trail and Waverly Lane and was owned by the Denoyer Family. The land served as a local campsite for the Wheeling Girl Scouts and originally housed a log cabin, three buildings, and outhouse, and a greenhouse. These structures were removed when the park district purchased the property in 1999.
In 2000, the park underwent redevelopment and was dedicated to the residents of Wheeling during a ribbon cutting ceremony in May 2002. The park now has new play equipment for all ages, a circle camp area, the Bill Simpson Memorial Shelter, and various paths designed to connect with the community bike path (which is currently under construction).
The cabin's stone fireplace still stands and features a plaque honoring Ms. Xenia Denoyer for her work and volunteerism with the Girl Scouts.
Covering 97 acres, Heritage Park is the largest park the Wheeling Park District maintains. Encompassing the CRC and the Aquatic Center, the park has five baseball/softball fields (one with lights), tennis courts, soccer fields, play equipment, and a running/walking/bike path. There are shelters, picnic tables, drinking fountains, and an ice skating rink set up during the winter months. The park can be accessed from Wolf Rd. or via the CRC.
The Heritage Park building was the original home of the Wheeling Park District, serving as headquarters for more than 20 years until the addition of the Community Recreation Center in 1994. The building contained a gymnasium, a variety of multi-purpose rooms, and the registration office. The facility was renovated in 1995 and is now home to the Parks Division and Park Planning Department.
Through a land exchange with the Village of Wheeling and a purchase of 10 acres of open space from St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Heritage Park expanded from an already impressive 83 acres to 97 acres in 2007.
Horizon Park, originally consisting of 10 acres, was acquired in 1975. Adjacent to the Indian Trails Public Library, the park houses three baseball/softball fields, soccer fields, a basketball court, playground and ice skating rink.
In 2013, Wheeling Park District opened the newly redesigned Husky Park.
Various slides and climbing apparatus, as well as swings and individual play pieces, accommodate both two- to five-year-olds and five- to 12-year-olds. The individual play areas are sheltered by sail-like shade structures. The soft safety surface is constructed in circular shapes with contrasting colors. The old basketball court was removed and replaced with a larger, full-court. Bike racks, new trash/recycling receptacles, and landscaping were added.
The new entrance on Norman Lane, completed in 2011, “opened up” the park and now allows the new playground to be seen from the surrounding neighborhood.
“Collaborating with the community on projects like this allows us to understand and address their specific needs and wants,” said Jan Buchs, Executive Director of the Wheeling Park District. “The result is a space that will be enjoyed by the neighborhood for years to come.”
Jack London Middle School
Acquired from a land developer in 1984, Malibu Park is a 1.091 acre neighborhood park that houses two playgrounds, basketball courts and open space.
Park redevelopment is scheduled to begin in 2008 and will include new playground equipment, a water fountain, and landscape improvements.
Mark Twain Middle School
In 1962, the Village of Wheeling donated three adjoining lots on Nancy Lane to Wheeling Park District. The half acre of land, named Meadowbrook Park, became Wheeling's first park. It is now known as Meadowbrook Tot Lot.
The 2.3 acres adjacent to the park was obtained by the Village of Wheeling from the Metropolitan Sanitary District in 1976. The Park District signed an intergovernmental agreement in 1982 to lease the land for 99 years.
Getting to the top of the 20-foot tall, 360-degree enclosed slide at the new Northside Park playground is an adventure. Three slides on the 32-foot structure are configured at different heights to offer children, ages five to 12 years, a variety of exciting challenges. The multi-leveled enclosed stairs to the top of the imposing structure allow for crawl tunnels from one level to the next, many play opportunities, and a viewing platform.
The playground design, based on feedback from neighborhood residents and Hawthorne Early Childhood Center staff, features individual climbing pieces, belt swings, tot swings, tire swing, spinning and spring toys, free-standing infinity climber, and individual musical play panels all set on a cushioned safety surface. Seat walls, additional benches, and new trash and recycling receptacles compliment the space. A new pathway loops the entire perimeter of the 3.06-acre park located at 200 Glendale Street adjacent to the Hawthorne Early Childhood Center. The new ball field is another dramatic improvement. New fencing, new back stop, and new player benches offer a much more player-friendly configuration.
With the exception of the fencing and asphalt path, all work on Northside Park was done by Wheeling Park District staff and completed in mid-November. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration will be scheduled in the spring. Watch for more information in future In the Know publications and on the Wheeling Park District Web site.
Oliver W Holmes Middle School
Outdoor Aquatic Center
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'Home of Willie the Whale'
Pleasant Run Park
In 1985, the Wheeling Park District chose to acquire the Last Four Acres Subdivision, which was the last four acres of the Lemke Farm in south Wheeling, because of its proximity to the John Muir School site owned by the Prospect Heights Park District. The Commissioners envisioned that the two areas could be developed cooperatively into an eight-to-ten acre joint site for the benefit of residents of both park districts.
That farsightedness became a reality in 1997, when partial funding was obtained through a grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources' Open Space Land Acquisition/Development Program (OSLAD). Soon after the acquisition in 1998 of a small second parcel on Equestrian Lane, the Wheeling Park District was granted a Special Use and Site Plan Approval from the Village of Wheeling to begin development of the park. Due to the initiative and input of the neighborhood's residents, the Wheeling and Prospect Heights Park Districts were able to design and implement a plan for wetland preservation and enhancement, nature trails, athletic field, playgrounds, basketball, and walking/jogging paths.
Traditions at Chevy Chase Golf Course
Situated on 125 acres, Traditions at Chevy Chase Golf Club also stands by a heritage of friendliness and service. Originally designed and built in 1927 by renowned architect Thomas Bendelow, the championship 18-hole golf course recollects the origins of the game of golf. Renovated in 2002 by Bob Lohmann, deep pot bunkers lined with native fescue grasses, generous rolling greens and undulating bent grass fairways, coupled with four sets of tees challenge players of all skill levels. The guest services teams at Traditions take an old-fashioned approach to making your experience memorable, with attentive assistance and flexible accommodations.