About • Capital Projects & Park Improvements
Projects Currently in Planning or Construction
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. Read more…
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. Read more…
Replacement of Rathje Park Playground Equipment
The Wheaton Park District is replacing the playground equipment at Rathje Park. A survey was conducted to measure public opinion and park use. Based on the input of residents several playground manufactures were asked to provide playground designs for Rathje Park. The designs were then evaluated by nine Certified Playground Safety Inspectors. Click here to view a computer rendering of the main structure that will be built at Rathje Park. Additional equipment including swings, a see-saw and a play table will supplement this equipment.
Questions? Please contact Steve Hinchee at email@example.com or 630-510-4976.
DuPage Sensory Garden Playground
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 the 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...
Northside Dredging & Shoreline Stabilization
The park district has recently completed the first two phases of renovations to Northside Park. These projects were partially funded through the IL Dept. of Natural Resources OSLAD Grant and DuPage County’s Clean Water Grant.
Community Center Solar Energy
Solar Panels were recently installed on the roof of the Community Center to provide a portion of the energy needed to operate the facility. Grant funds from IL Clean Energy were used to help pay for this project.
The City of Wheaton’s Energy Wise program help to upgrade the exhibit lighting to more energy efficient fixtures.
Cosley Bobcat Exhibit
The IL Dept. of Natural Resources awarded Cosley Zoo a Museum Grant to help construct a bobcat exhibit, which opened September 20, 2012. Read more…
In the News
- Bobcat Exhibit
Naperville Community Television, 9/21/12
- Developer gets extension to finalize Hubble sale
- Wheaton's Cosley Zoo preparing to add bobcat exhibit
Daily Herald, 4/4/12
- Press Release: Phoenix Solar Installs Rooftop Solar Power System at the Wheaton Park District Community Center in Wheaton, Illinois
- Hubble deal expected to benefit park district, too
Daily Herald, 7/2/11
- District 200 finds buyer for Hubble site
Daily Herald, 6/28/11