Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Adams Park

Adams Park Closed during Improvements

Work is underway to make Adams Park accessible to all. A master plan for Adams Park calls for updates to the park to make pathways ADA-accessible, including eliminating the raised sidewalk in the northeast corner of the park, widening the main walkways and making them ADA compliant.

Paths that currently consist of brick pavers will be replaced with stamped concrete, which will eliminate tripping hazards that can arise as bricks move with weather and settling. Construction is expected to take 8 to 10 weeks to complete. During this time, the park is closed off with fencing. The City anticipates it will reopen the park in late August. Thank you for your patience as crews implement these improvements. For more information and project drawings, visit www.wheaton.il.us/adamspark.   

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Enjoy Fireworks Show & Activities on July 3

The Wheaton Park District presents the Independence Day Fireworks Show & Activities on Wednesday, July 3. The park opens at 5 p.m. with a DJ, carnival rides and games, food vendors and more. Come early, save your seat and enjoy a night in the park. Fireworks begin at approximately 9 p.m. For more information, see the Wheaton Park District's website

Note Different Route for Fourth of July Parade

The Wheaton Park District invites the community to the annual Fourth of July Parade, stepping off at 10 a.m. from Main Street and Hawthorne. Due to downtown improvements in progress, the parade will travel south on Main Street, west on Union, and south on Wheaton Avenue, ending at Memorial Park. For more information, see the Wheaton Park District's website.

Make Music Day 2019

Twenty-eight musical numbers and 13 Wheaton locations made up Make Music Day 2019 in the City of Wheaton. Sponsored by the Downtown Wheaton Association, Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world that takes place every year on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 800 cities in 120 countries, including here in our city. See this video of the event.

Video of ALICE Training Available

The Wheaton Police Department recently provided a session for interested residents on ALICE (Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate) Training, a type of training to empower citizens during a violent intruder event. The City recorded this training session, and it is available for you to watch online.

See Annual Water Quality Report

The City of Wheaton 2018 Water Quality Report is now available online. Please go to www.wheaton.il.us/2018WaterReport to view your 2018 annual water quality report and learn more about your drinking water. This report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water. If you would like a paper copy of the 2018 Water Quality Report, please call 630-260-2090.

Stay Safe this Summer; Keep ATV's & Mini-Bikes Off Public Streets

The Wheaton Police Department would like to remind residents that riding ATV's and mini-bikes on City streets and in Wheaton Parks is illegal and can be dangerous. These vehicles are not street legal and Police will ticket riders who drive on public roadways, sidewalks, and parks. These vehicles may only be driven on private property.
The Police Department thanks you for your help in keeping our neighborhoods and parks safe for everyone.

Wheaton Ranks Among Best Cities to Live in Illinois

A recent survey by ChamberofCommerce.org ranked Wheaton as the third best place to live in Illinois. The website cited Wheaton’s small-town character and big-city access as part of its draw. “With an excellent school district and a great downtown area with shops and restaurants, Wheaton is an in-demand city to settle down in,” the report stated.
For this ranking, ChamberofCommerce.org rated a total of 2,509 qualified cities with populations above 25,000 by five factors: employment (number of establishments, median earnings); housing (owner-occupied housing with a mortgage, monthly housing costs); quality of life (work commute, poverty levels); education (percentage with a bachelor’s degree or higher); and health (obesity ratios).

County’s Paint Recycling Program Unavailable This Summer

DuPage County will not be hosting a paint recycling drop-off event at the Woodridge Greene Valley Treatment Plant this summer. This site is video monitored, and staff will be working with local law enforcement to stop residents from illegally dropping off paint.
For alternative options for recycling and disposing of latex paint, please see DuPage County’s website.

Next Week’s Wheaton Municipal Band Concert is Tuesday

Due to the holiday, next week’s Wheaton Municipal Band Concert will take place on Tuesday instead of Thursday. This will be the Wheaton Municipal Band’s Independence Day Celebration: A Tribute to John Philip Sousa, and it will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Park. For more information, visit www.wheatonmunicipalband.org.

City of Wheaton Videos

City Scene: Adams Park Improvements

ALICE Training with Wheaton Police Department
Downtown Streetscape Update 6/20/19
June 24 City Council Planning Session

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