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Prairie Patch Play Area

Prairie Patch Play Area New Play Area The idea behind a nature play space is that, instead of the standard metal and plastic structures seen in the majority of major playgrounds, park goers can incorporate surrounding landscape and vegetation to better experience nature as part of a child’s daily outdoor playtime. Last summer, the Wheaton Park District broke ground on a nature play area within the 151-acre Lincoln Marsh Natural Area. The Prairie Patch Play Area is located at the East Entrance to Lincoln Marsh. Engage Your Children in Nature Play Click here for tips on how to engage your children in nature play! Research shows that nature play positively impacts children’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical well-being. The concept of a nature play area, in addition to the atypical playground equipment, is that it brings children and their families [...]

Prairie Patch Play Area2019-06-14T17:07:24+00:00

Friends of the Lincoln Marsh Open House

Friends of the Lincoln Marsh Open House Thursday, September 6 | 5-7P | Lincoln Marsh Natural Area* Join Environmental Education, Challenge Course and Conservation staff to learn about the 150-acre natural area jewel in the heart of Wheaton. Swag bag for first 100 guests Free activities Refreshments *Main entrance located at Pierce and Harrison

Friends of the Lincoln Marsh Open House2018-08-13T16:10:48+00:00

What Type of Group are we?

What Type Of Group Are We? Youth/Family Groups that are high school aged or younger or groups of friends/families that are not associated with an organization. Examples are elementary through high school classes, peer leadership, sports teams, youth at risk, students with special needs, PE leaders, scouts, churches, park districts, birthday parties, and many more. Colleges, Park District/Teacher Professional Development Groups from colleges and universities. Adult groups from park districts and schools. Adult Nonprofit Organizations that are not intended to make a profit and have 501 status. Corporate Organizations that are intended to make a profit.

What Type of Group are we?2018-06-22T14:54:05+00:00

Teams Course (4th Grade-Adult) Details & Tour

Teams Course (4th Grade-Adult) Enable group development through low course initiatives. Begin with icebreakers, move into problem solving, and work towards trust. After a challenge is completed, facilitators provide time for reflection and discussion. Group Size Min 8/Max 15 Up to 5 groups at one time  Program Length 3 hour minimum Fees Youth/Family: $52/hr. per group in Wheaton/Dist. 200, $65/hr. per group out of Wheaton/Dist. 200 Colleges, Park District/Teacher Professional Development: $70/hr. per group Adult Nonprofit: $15/hr. per participant Corporate: $23/hr. per participant [layerslider id="1" /]

Teams Course (4th Grade-Adult) Details & Tour2018-06-22T14:54:05+00:00

Travel Teams Course (4th Grade-Adult)

Travel Teams Course (4th Grade-Adult) Bring the Teams Course to you! All we need is a large meeting space (indoor/outdoor) and we will customize a program to meet your needs. Group Size Min 8/Max 15 Up to 8 groups at one time  Program Length 3 hour minimum Fees Youth/Family: $70/hr. per group in Wheaton/Dist. 200, $87/hr. per group out of Wheaton/Dist. 200 Colleges, Park District/Teacher Professional Development: $94/hr. per group Adult Nonprofit: $20/hr. per participant Corporate: $30/hr. per participant Additional fee for traveling outside Wheaton

Travel Teams Course (4th Grade-Adult)2018-06-22T14:54:05+00:00

High Ropes Course (7th Grade-Adult) & Tour

High Ropes Course (7th Grade-Adult) Develop partner and personal growth. Review and practice with equipment before being challenged by twelve different elements on our 28-foot high course. Group Size Min 6/Max 15 Program Length 3 hour minimum required for 6-9 participants 4 hour minimum required for 10-15 participants Fees Youth/Family: $74/hr. per group in Wheaton/Dist. 200, $92/hr. per group out of Wheaton/Dist. 200 Colleges, Park Districts/Teacher Professional Development: $99/hr. per group Adult Nonprofit: $21/hr. per participant Corporate: $32/hr. per participant [layerslider id="2" /]

High Ropes Course (7th Grade-Adult) & Tour2018-06-22T14:54:05+00:00

Climbing Tower (1st Grade-Adult)

Climbing Tower (1st Grade-Adult) Scale up our 50-foot high climbing tower. Review risk management procedures and be outfitted with harnesses and helmets before climbing. We offer several different routes from easy to difficult. Extend comfort zones and promote encouragement and coaching. Group Size Min 6/Max 15  Program Length 2 hour minimum Fees Youth/Family: $74/hr. per group in Wheaton/Dist. 200, $92/hr. per group out of Wheaton/Dist. 200 Colleges, Park District/Teacher Professional Development: $99/hr. per group Adult Nonprofit: $21/hr. per participant Corporate: $32/hr. per participant

Climbing Tower (1st Grade-Adult)2018-06-22T14:54:05+00:00

Power Pole (7th Grade-Adult)

Downers Grove North Marching Band on Power Pole. Power Pole (7th Grade-Adult) Ascend to the top of our 35-foot high power pole while on a team belay system. Build self-confidence, team support, and trust. Group Size Min 8/Max 15 Program Length 2 hour minimum required for 8-9 participants 3 hour minimum required for 10-15 participants Fees Youth/Family: $74/hr. per group in Wheaton/Dist. 200, $92/hr. per group out of Wheaton/Dist. 200 Colleges, Park District/Teacher Professional Development: $99/hr. per group Adult Nonprofit: $21/hr. per participant Corporate: $32/hr. per participant

Power Pole (7th Grade-Adult)2018-06-22T14:54:05+00:00

Crate Climbing (4th Grade-Adult)

Crate Climbing (4th Grade-Adult) While on a team belay system, stack and climb up milk crates as high as 25 feet. Push beyond perceived limits during this fun bonding activity. Group Size Min 6/Max 15 Program Length 2 hour minimum required for 6-9 participants 3 hour minimum required for 10-15 participants Fees Youth/Family: $74/hr. per group in Wheaton/Dist. 200, $92/hr. per group out of Wheaton/Dist. 200 Colleges, Park District/Teacher Professional Development: $99/hr. per group Adult Nonprofit: $21/hr. per participant Corporate: $32/hr. per participant

Crate Climbing (4th Grade-Adult)2018-06-22T14:54:05+00:00

Custom Programs

Custom Programs Build your own program utilizing a combination of our Challenge Course, Outdoor Adventure, and/or Nature Discovery options. Please contact us for more information and a customized quote.

Custom Programs2018-06-22T14:54:05+00:00