Wheeling Park Upgrades
The White Palace & Wheeling Park Improvements
The city of Wheeling granted the Wheeling Park Commission American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to revitalize Wheeling Park’s (WP) White Palace and repair the roof of the J.B. Chambers Memorial Ice Rink. The White Palace 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.
Support the White Palace and Wheeling Park!
All of these grants require some kind of match from the Oglebay Foundation – sometimes as much as 50% of the improvement costs. These matching dollars are a big part of the work that’s being done by the Oglebay Foundation as we approach year-end.
Donations from individual donors like you are critical in realizing all these projects and keeping our beloved parks current and relevant to the community of residents, guests and visitors who know and appreciate everything that happens here.