WHEELING PARK TO BEGIN MAJOR RENOVATIONS AT THE WHITE PALACE
WHEELING, W.V. — The Wheeling Park Commission announced today a major renovation project to Wheeling Park’s White Palace. American Rescue Plan Acts (ARPA) funds awarded to the City of Wheeling combined with contributions from donors will assist in making these renovations possible.
The $3.2 million dollar project includes a new café and café deck, a veranda, and major improvements to the ballroom.
Plans call for a redesigned façade at the White Palace side entrance, a grand staircase leading up to the second-floor lobby and through to the newly designed 7,130 square-foot ballroom. A sky-lit veranda will run across the front of the building with a long wall of windows and French doors.
Renovations also include a café on the west corner of the White Palace main floor extending outward through doors and leading to a new deck.
“The new café is just one of the many reasons for the community to come out and enjoy Wheeling Park. It will become the center where guests can relax, have a light snack and pick up coffee before or after swimming, golf, tennis or ice-skating,” said Bob Peckenpaugh, President and CEO of the Wheeling Park Commission. “The future is bright for Wheeling Park with the many improvements scheduled to happen over the next few years.”
“The American Rescue Plan Act funding allocated to the Wheeling Park Commission will help pave the way for many improvements to Wheeling Park, a true community park that is an asset to our City,” said Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott. “Countless local residents have very fond memories of Wheeling Park from their childhoods, and City Council is pleased to support projects like this one that will benefit our citizens and visitors alike. We look forward to the completion of these exciting upgrades.”
Construction is set to begin this month and is slated for completion in the spring of 2023.