17 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 • 6 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.

    Long Standing Employees featuring Rob Sperl, Director of Parks and Planning

    Long Standing Employees featuring Rob Sperl, Director of Parks and Planning

    Enjoy the final episode in A Talk in the Park’s mini series, Long Standing Employees, featuring Rob Sperl! Being at the district for over 20 years, he has gotten to be a part of many exciting projects and has seen the district evolve. Tune in and learn more about Rob’s experience and hear his park recommendations.

    • 22 min
    Long Standing Employees featuring Ray Morrill, Park Board Commissioner

    Long Standing Employees featuring Ray Morrill, Park Board Commissioner

    Enjoy the next episode of long standing employees at Wheaton Park District featuring Ray Morrill! Since 1972, Ray has been integral for the district in aquatics and programming and he now serves as a Park Board Commissioner. Tune in to learn more history and Ray’s experience at Wheaton Park.

    • 41 min
    Long Standing Employees featuring Sue Wahlgren, Cosley Zoo Director

    Long Standing Employees featuring Sue Wahlgren, Cosley Zoo Director

    Enjoy the first of several interviews with Wheaton Park District long standing employees as a part of DuPage County’s Historical Museum (DCHM) Oral Histories! On this episode, Zach Bishop, DCHM Curator sits down with Sue Wahlgren, Cosley Zoo Director, to discuss her time with Wheaton Park District and Cosley Zoo over the last 37 years.

    • 31 min
    Curating DuPage History

    Curating DuPage History

    This month, Amy and Mark talk with Zach Bishop, DuPage County’s Historical Museum Curator. He discusses past and upcoming exhibits including celebrating a recent award. He also shares interesting facts abought Northside Park and walks us through the exhibit planning process. Have something to donate to an upcoming exhibit? Want a tour of the Museum? Email Zach Bishop at zbishop@wheatonparks.org!

    • 27 min
    Best of 2020

    Best of 2020

    Amy and Mark choose their favorite podcast moments from 2020. Thank you for a great year, A Talk in the Park listeners!

    • 27 min
    Play, Socialization and Kindergarten Readiness with Wide Horizons Preschool

    Play, Socialization and Kindergarten Readiness with Wide Horizons Preschool

    Ms. Kelly, Wide Horizons Preschool Coordinator, joins Amy and Mark to discuss how Wide Horizons Preschool staff provide students with a positive and enjoyable learning experience and how they continue to remain creative with their daily operations. She also shares fun, easy and free ways to keep children engaged at home!

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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6 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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