Another piece of land, north of the existing property line along Wolf Road, was purchased for use as a retention basin in 1969. Around the same time, an easement was granted to the Village of Wheeling to construct a retention basin and pumping station to control flooding in the area around Husky Park. After leasing the Wheeling Chamber of Commerce Park on Wolf Road from the Wheeling Chamber of Commerce for many years, the Park District bought the property in 1969. That year, the Park District was also able to buy the adjacent outdoor swimming pool facility from Wheeling Community Pool, Inc.