After a number of Board and staff workshops, and evaluating community input, on May 8, the Park District Board officially approved the Wheeling Park District 2012-2017 Strategic Plan. The Park District developed its Strategic Plan to provide direction in serving its communities in parks and recreation for the time period of May 2012 to April 2017.

In April, a Neighborhood Park Improvement Plan was formally adopted by the Board of Commissioners.

The redevelopment of Heritage Park continued to be the largest project undertaken by Wheeling Park District. A contract was awarded for construction of this project and a groundbreaking ceremony was held in June. Construction officially began in September.