To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Wheeling Park District, a series of events and activities were organized throughout the year. A logo was developed and used on all staff attire, signage, stationery, and promotional materials.
The highly visible Heritage Park Redevelopment Project, a cooperative effort among the Park District, the Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC), and the Village of Wheeling, continued to move forward.
In April, the Park District purchased a vacant building at 245 Egidi Drive to replace the existing Parks and Facility Maintenance Building. The existing facility was torn down to make way for the construction of a stormwater retention basin as part of the Heritage Park Redevelopment project. The funds for this purchase came from the MWRDGC as part of the agreement.
The Park District Board of Commissioners approved an agreement with High School District 214 to pay for half the installation cost of synthetic turf at Wheeling High School. Construction on the field began in May and was ready for the first games of the fall season. A dedication took place in September at the annual Hometown Celebration.
In late fall, Northside Park reopened after a $250,000 renovation project.