Wheeling Park District, incorporated in 1961, is located in northern Cook and southern Lake Counties, and is 27 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. The Park District serves a population of 42,828 residents living within the Village of Wheeling, and small portions of Prospect Heights, Buffalo Grove, and Arlington Heights. It encompasses an area of just over 8.5 square miles. The Park District is considered to be a primary government – providing a full range of recreation activities, public open space, recreational facilities, a full-service country club, and districtwide events for its communities.
The Park District is governed by an elected, seven-member board, and operates under a Board Manager form of government, with its primary purpose being to provide parks and recreational opportunities to its residents. Services provided include recreation programs, park management, capital development, and general administration. The Park District manages 21 sites on approximately 350 acres. Recreational facilities operated by the Park District include one undeveloped natural area, twelve parks, one sports complex, one outdoor aquatic center, one community recreation center, one indoor pool, a health and fitness center, historical museum, two community gymnasiums (shared with Community Consolidated School District 21), a championship-quality 18 golf course and banquet facility, as well as a number of softball/baseball fields, football and soccer fields, pickleball courts, playgrounds, and picnic shelters.
To provide memorable experiences in parks and recreation that enrich our communities.
To become the provider of choice in parks and recreation within the communities that we serve through:
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.
The Wheeling Park District commits to build purposeful partnerships that are of civic priority, fiscally responsible and enhance the community.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Under an agreement with the Village of Wheeling, Avalon Sienna..Read More Here
On March 2, the new, permanent home of congregate dining..Read More Here
On Monday, May 27, a new logo was adopted to..Read More Here
The Chamber Park parking lot was reconstructed using green infrastructure..Read More Here
Horizon Park renovation was dedicated in May. Mark Twain Park..Read More Here
The renovation of Heritage Park was completed in time for..Read More Here
The Heritage Park Sports Complex opened in March and features..Read More Here
Construction continued on the Heritage Park redevelopment project. The site..Read More Here
After a number of Board and staff workshops, and evaluating..Read More Here
To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Wheeling Park District, a..Read More Here
The result of several years of discussions and planning culminated..Read More Here
Addressing the community’s desire for additional open space, the Park..Read More Here
In August 2007, the Park District purchased 10 acres of..Read More Here
The Wheeling Park District Board of Commissioners adopted a new..Read More Here
Husky Park was redesigned in 2001 with financial assistance from..Read More Here
The Aquatic Center was expanded during 2002 to add new..Read More Here
The Park District increased the size of the CRC in..Read More Here
The Park District obtained 10 acres fronting Dundee Road in..Read More Here
In 1988, the historic Carriage House, located on Dundee Road,..Read More Here
In 1985, the Park District acquired the four acres of..Read More Here
The acre of land that became Malibu Park was used..Read More Here
In 1981, the Wheeling Park District renovated and restored the..Read More Here
The Village sold the original Wheeling Village Hall on Milwaukee..Read More Here
The other 10 acres that became Childerley Park were owned..Read More Here
The Park District acquired the 10 acres of land that..Read More Here
The Park District acquired a Civil War-era church building in..Read More Here
Another piece of land, north of the existing property line..Read More Here
In order to provide an ingress and egress to Heritage..Read More Here
In 1964, with a grant from the Federal Open Space..Read More Here
In 1962, the Village of Wheeling donated three adjoining lots..Read More Here
The citizens of Wheeling, Illinois, voted to give themselves the..Read More Here