11 episodes

Hosts Amy Seklecki and Mark Dolphin discuss Wheaton events, activities and more each month. Follow the Wheaton Park District on Facebook at Wheaton Park District and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts so you never miss an episode.

A Talk in the Park Wheaton Park District

    • Government
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Hosts Amy Seklecki and Mark Dolphin discuss Wheaton events, activities and more each month. Follow the Wheaton Park District on Facebook at Wheaton Park District and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts so you never miss an episode.

    Behind the Scenes at Cosley Zoo with Jenny Theuman

    Behind the Scenes at Cosley Zoo with Jenny Theuman

    Jenny Theuman, Lead Zookeeper & Animal Welfare Coordinator, joins Mark and Amy to discuss a Wheaton favorite location, Cosley Zoo. Learn more about the oldest animal at the zoo, what her typical day is like and more.

    • 37 min
    Create, Discover, Play Wherever You Are, Starting Now!

    Create, Discover, Play Wherever You Are, Starting Now!

    Wheaton Park District presents, The Virtual Recreation Center. Join our in-house experts and community partners for a variety of FREE programming and resources for staying active at home. Learn more and explore at wheatonparkdistrict.com/virtualrec.

    • 7 min
    All Things Green - From the Golf Course to Green Team

    All Things Green - From the Golf Course to Green Team

    Justin Kirtland, Golf Course Superintendent of Arrowhead Golf Club, joins Amy and Mark on this month’s episode to discuss what a typical day looks like for him and his staff, if fertilizer actually works and shares the district’s accomplishments as a Green Team Member.

    • 23 min
    Inclusion Matters

    Inclusion Matters

    Rick Napier, Community Center Day Manager, joins Amy and Mark on this month’s episode to discuss inclusion efforts at the Wheaton Park District. He explains the process on obtaining program/activity aides for children and shares his journey as part of the Play For All Playground & Garden Foundation board. Learn more about the Play For All Playground & Garden Foundation and the current phase of Sensory Garden Playground by visiting playforalldupage.org.

    • 21 min
    A Year in Review and Looking Ahead with Mike Benard

    A Year in Review and Looking Ahead with Mike Benard

    In this episode, Amy and Mark sit down with Mike Benard, Executive Director of the Wheaton Park District. They discuss his experience in the parks and recreation world and how he’s seen the park district evolve since he started over 10 years ago. Learn more about the park district’s biggest success stories of the last year and what’s to come in 2020.

    • 25 min
    Jump Start your New Year's Resolutions with the Wheaton Park District

    Jump Start your New Year's Resolutions with the Wheaton Park District

    According to U.S. News, approximately 80% of resolutions fail by the second week of February. Don’t feel discouraged, use that as motivation to start your resolutions now! In this episode, Amy and Mark discuss the five most popular resolutions and how to achieve them at the Wheaton Park District. With the help of Parks Plus Fitness Center Personal Trainer Mitch Policky, they share tips on staying in shape all year and conquering everyone’s #1 resolution: weight loss. Share your resolutions at podcast@wheatonparks.org.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

LeslieKnope2008 ,

Interesting perspective. Great addition to the field of P&R

Really well done. Engaging. Look forward to more episodes.

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