Wheaton Park District Mission Statement
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To enrich the quality of community life through a diversity of healthy leisure pursuits and a heightened appreciation of our natural world.
The Wheaton Park District, incorporated in 1921, operates under a Board-Director form of government, and provides recreational services and opportunities to the residents of the district. These services include more than 800 recreation programs annually, park management, capital development, environmental conservation, and general administration.
Recreational facilities operated by the district include 50 parks on more than 800 acres encompassing the Rice Pool & Water Park, the Community Center, the Northside Park Family Aquatic Center, Arrowhead Golf Club, Cosley Zoo, the Leisure Center, the Lincoln Marsh Natural Area, and a variety of softball/baseball diamonds, football and soccer fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, and picnic areas.
The Wheaton Park District was honored with the National Gold Medal Award four times - in 1984, 1990, 1996 and 2005. The district also was awarded the National Excellence in Aquatics Award in 1991, and the U.S. Department of Interior Innovation Award for the Lincoln Marsh Wetlands Project in 1993.