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CRC RENOVATION & EXPANSION PROJECT TO BE COMPLETED IN 2019 girders and beams that began this fall has given shape to the structure that will add 42,000 square feet of space for a second A large bank of curved windows will encircle the outer expanse below-freezing temperatures makes the installation of windows and other outside features weather dependent; completion of exterior details will be scheduled accordingly. Glass panels on the north side of the structure that will house was installed and, once the gym surfacing is in place, it will be suitable for basketball, futsal and volleyball and also accommodate expanded Pickleball play. Continued on Page 2


square feet of space to be added to the Community Recreation Center

The recent installation of massive steel girders reveals the scope and breadth of the Community Recreation Center Renovation & Expansion Project.

Indoor Pool Gets a Refresh As part of the CRC Renovation and Expansion Project, the Indoor Pool received a top-to-bottom refresh. Some of the completed enhancements include: • Fresh, bright paint colors • Decorative hanging banners • Colorful graphics • New pool decking surface • New HVAC and air management systems • Large fans for increased air circulation More improvements are planned for the Indoor Pool in Replacement and Improvement Plan includes funds for new and colorful play amenities for the leisure pool.

As always, the goal is to make your experience at the Indoor Pool more enjoyable. To take advantage of this lively and inviting space, check the website at for the Open Swim schedule, information on ongoing swim lessons and rental and birthday party options. bright, cheerful Indoor Pool. More enhancements are planned for early 2019.


acres of park land managed by the Wheeling Park District

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Construction on underground water services required closing a portion of the parking grand opening celebration in 2019. For up-to-date information on the project, visit

Fitness Center Membership Fees for 2019 W

Membership includes full use of the Fitness Center, all Group Fitness classes, access to the indoor track, lap swim at the Indoor Pool and Open Gym at the gymasium as well as preferred pricing on Personal Training, Pilates Reformer Training and Wellness programs. New members receive a 30-minute Personal Training session and two Guest Passes. For more information, please visit the Fitness Center Desk or call 847-465-3333.


ice rinks available for one at Heritage Park

Congratulations, Commissioner Klump

A Wheeling Park District Boa Commissioner since 1993, Ch honored recently at the Illino Park Districts gala event for h dedication to the community Board Member Service Anniv During Cheri’s tenure, many have taken place including th the Family Aquatic Center an Recreation Center; in additio golf course and Chevy Chase were renovated, Heritage Park Distinguished Agency was ac the CRC Renovation and Exp importantly, the District estab to provide memorable experi recreation that enrich our com

Lifeguards Receive Highest Safety Rating In order to ensure the safety of all guests at our indoor and international aquatic safety and risk management consulting years, the Wheeling Park District has received Exceeds status,

who train year round to improve their skills. Regular remain in top form, fully prepared to make life-saving decisions and take appropriate actions when necessary. conduct unannounced audits once a month in summer - June, July and August - and once in both spring and fall. An Ellis team member arrives on site, appearing as a guest, and secretly this is accomplished, the auditor reveals himself or herself to the facility manager and evaluates the skills of all lifeguards CPR and rescue techniques. Facility documentation including sign-in sheets, maintenance records, and accident and witness reports also are reviewed.

free skating and hockey play and one at Horizon Park

Congratulations to Aquatics Manager John Hansen and our entire Aquatics staff on a job well done! Keep up the great work!


children attended Summer Camp at the Wheeling Park District in 2018

Excellence in Financial Reporting Achieved For the fourteenth year in a row, the Wheeling Park


ard of heri Klumpp was ois Association of her 25 years of y. She received the versary Award. improvements he opening of both nd the Community on, both Traditions e Country Club k was redeveloped, chieved and now pansion. Most blished the mission iences in parks and Cheri Klumpp and her husband Steve attended the mmunities. recent IAPD gala event where she was honored for 25 years as a Wheeling Park District Commissioner.

Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government

of governmental accounting accomplishment by a government and its Park District is proud to be judged by this impartial panel as an agency that clearly story and demonstrates a constructive “spirit of full disclosure.�


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP “Fostering an environmentally-conscious staff and community” CHAMBER PARK - Green Infrastructure/Rain Garden

As part of the Park District’s commitment to environmental stewardship, the Chamber Park parking lot was naturalized landscaped bio-retention area. With a capacity of 41,732 gallons, the rain garden, newly planted with a been placed in the landscaped islands in the parking lot for added color and interest. Watch these gardens grow this spring! promote green infrastructure practices.

Flooded Chamber Park parking lot Completed Chamber Park parking lot with newly-planted July 2018 rain garden/bio-retention area to capture standing water. November, 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS Happy NOON Year New Year’s Eve Gala Winter Wonderfest

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Family Bingo & Pizza Night Ties & Tiaras Dance St. Patty’s Day

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Profile for Wheeling Park District

In-The-Know Winter 2018  

In-The-Know Winter 2018