Wheaton Park District
The Wheaton Park District is an organization dedicated to leisure and recreation in Wheaton, Illinois. It was incorporated in 1921, and now contains more than 800 acres of land. In addition to the many full-time employees, the park district also employs nearly 1,000 summer part-time staff, often local high school and college students. The National Recreation and Park Association has awarded the National Gold Medal Award for Excellence to the Wheaton Park District four times.
The Wheaton Park District also organizes league sports for the citizens of Wheaton. These sports include baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, lacrosse, football, and cheerleading. They also offer a variety of camps and programs for kids throughout the summer. Year-round, there are programs for children, youth, families, and adults at the community center.
It oversees the following facilities:
- Northside Family Aquatic Center
- Rice Pool and Water Park
- Arrowhead Golf Club
- Clocktower Commons (mini-golf and skate park)
- Community Center
- Memorial Leisure Center
- Parks Plus Fitness Center
There are 52 additional parks located in and around Wheaton that are open for community use.
- "Employment Overview". Wheaton Park District. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
- "General Information: History and Accomplishments". Wheaton Park District. Retrieved 21 October 2013.