WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) — If you’ve driven past the White Palace in the last few days, you know there’s a new park where your dog can play off-leash.
But this is just the first phase of the Wheeling Park revitalization project.
They are planning to renovate the palace inside and out, as well as a new way to access the ballroom from outside.
The newly renovated ice rink’s roof has also been repaired, and the addition of a splash pad keeps up with the latest pool trends.
This is a huge undertaking, but we aim to complete it within the next four years.
In other words, Wheeling Park will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2026. We hope to be able to complete all these projects within that timeframe.
Bob Peckenpaugh, President and CEO, Wheeling Park Commission
The commission is partnering with the city to fund the project using COVID stimulus money.
That amount has reached approximately $1.8 million, with the Oglebay Foundation and private donors contributing even more.
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