Laying the Foundation Blog


Park Improvements Update!

Posted 09/17/21 by Oglebay Foundation

Eriks Janelsins, President & CEO of Oglebay Foundation, shares the exciting improvements and growth that happened at your park this summer!   End of Summer Park Update Video Highlights include:  The Horne Family Tennis Center and McDermott Family Tennis Shelter The Good Zoo expanded the Serval habitat & welcomed new animals Check Common area facelifts with brightened hallways & pre-event space updates   As summer collapses into fall, we hope you’ll continu...

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Oglebay’s New 32 Foot Tall Climbing Wall

Posted 07/28/21 by Oglebay Foundation

Adjacent to the Aerial Challenge Course and the historic Oglebay Silo, Oglebay’s new Climbing Wall is included in our Activity Wrist Band or $10 per climb. With its proximity to the Mini Golf Course and all the Schenk Lake activities, the entire family can enjoy a day in the center of the park you love. The Climbing Wall is open daily 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and uses a self belay harness system for everyone’s safety....

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A Deep Love for the Magic of Fireworks

Posted 07/01/21 by Oglebay Foundation

Celebrations offer wonderful opportunities to establish holiday traditions that will be passed from one generation to the next. Kay and Albert Schenk’s highest priorities were family and community and part of their family legacy is their love of Independence Day. Albert loved the Fourth of July and fireworks. Kay loved bringing the whole family together, so July 4th festivities at their Marshall County home were big celebrations. The evening always concluded with a grand fireworks display a...

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Crispin Center’s Oglebay Pool & Pine Room

Posted 06/09/21 by Oglebay Foundation

The original pool and building opened in 1938. While the park has maintained and improved the area over the years, significant investments transformed the outdoor pool by replacing a shallow baby pool with the Fountains of Fun Splash and Spray in 2016. The pool is now heated, and includes large inflatables, added in 2017. We’ve enhanced the refreshment stand menu, extended our hours, and added live music and themed nights in 2018 and 2019. Comparing attendance and revenue from 2015 to 2019, th...

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Oglebay Hilltop Always in Bloom

Posted 06/04/21 by Oglebay Foundation

Oglebay spans over 2,400 beautiful acres of Wheeling, West Virginia. The manicured park that includes the arboretum, the Crispin Center and Oglebay Pool, Wilson Lodge, the Good Zoo and the Hilltop is the most familiar part of the park to guests and visitors. The Hilltop is often a person’s first glimpse of Oglebay. Conveniently located of WV State Route 88, this approach maintains many of the original buildings from the Oglebays’ time here.  These historic places include the: Gate House,...

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