About • Capital Projects & Park Improvements
The Wheaton Park District continues to work to improve your parks and your neighborhood. Listed below are projects that are currently in planning or construction phases in addition to recently completed projects. If you'd like to know more about any of these projects, please contact the Planning Department at 630-871-2857.
Projects Currently in Planning or Construction
Central Park Improvements
Wheaton Park District has working in partnership with Bradford Real Estate, the developer who built Mariano’s, to create a new and expanded Central Park. The new park will be highlighted by the Gateway Gardens, a garden entrance to downtown Wheaton. A portion of this was funded through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Development Grant. The area just north of the new gardens will feature three baseball/ softball fields and two multi-purpose fields. The fields will be encircled with a jogging path. Improvements will be constructed in 2014 and athletic groups will begin playing in 2015. View the plan »
DuPage Sensory Garden Playground - Phase I
The park district in partnership with Wheaton Kiwanis, Western DuPage Special Recreation & the Forest Preserve District are working to create a play area that serves special needs children and is welcoming to everyone. The project was selected as the grand prize winner in a nation wide contest sponsored by Shane’s Inspiration and Landscape Structures, Inc. Read more...
Graf Park Synthetic Turf
Plans are currently being developed to replace the existing football field with a multi-use, synthetic turf field. This will allow the field to be used for much more than it currently is. We expect to begin construction this summer.
DuPage Sensory Garden Playground- Phases 2 & BeyondWhile phase one is already underway, there is a larger vision for this area. The partners for this project are busy raising funds for the next phases of construction. If you would like to learn more or become involved:
Central Athletic Center
Central Athletic Center is Open! And, while it might seem simple to tear down the old Hubble Middle School and keep using the gyms, this required bringing in all new utilities to the building.
Northside Parking Lot & Roadway Replacement
Access will be restricted the week of May 13, 2013. The entrance circle at Northside Park will be removed at this time. Temporary gravel access can be used to access the east parking lots until the final asphalt surface is placed.
In the News
- Sensory Garden Playground Receives Grant from the Rotary Foundation
(Press Release, June 14, 2013)
- DuPage Sensory Garden Playground Initiative featured on Naperville Community Television