Comprehensive Plan

This broad-based strategic planning tool guides the future of parks, facilities and recreation programs and provides direction to the District for redevelopment, growth and enhancement of its park and open-space system that includes open space, parks, trails and recreation over the next three years.


Strategic Plan

The 2018-2021 Wheeling Park District Strategic Plan creates direction for the future allocation of resources, financial stability, staffing levels, internal support and communication, organizational culture efforts, and the capacity for learning and growth. This Plan is the result of the collaborative efforts of Park District staff, Leadership Team, and the Board of Commissioners.



Each year, the Wheeling Park District sets goals that guide the District in best serving the community. Goals are derived from the Strategic Initiatives set in the Strategic Plan.


Environmental Action Plan

As a public agency dedicated to parks, recreation, and open space, the Park District is in a unique position to take a leadership role across a wide spectrum of environmental practices to help ensure their communities have the tools to learn sustainability and be sustainable. Through policies, plans, and actions, Wheeling Park District leads by example. This plan provides an important overview of best environmental management practices that can be beneficial to residents and the community, now and in the future.

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Community Attitude and Interest Survey

The Wheeling Park District conducted a Community Attitude and Interest Survey in 2015 to establish and confirm priorities for the future development of parks and recreation facilities, programs, and services within the community. Three hundred and six households completed the survey, resulting in statistically valid survey results with a maximum margin of error of +/- 5.6% (at 95% confidence level).

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