Looking for recreational opportunity? The city of Wheeling maintains and operates over 30 public spaces, 22 neighborhood playgrounds, and over 25 ballfields dotting the city.
Our paved trail system which is the region's largest and our state's largest urban system has 24 miles already constructed for walkers, joggers, cyclists and roller bladers. We are systematically repaving approximately one mile a year thus refreshing our trail system one mile at a time.
Wheeling Park Commission administrates Wheeling Park and the Oglebay Resort & Conference Center which offers an outstanding recreational opportunity to both residents and visitors. Its Festival of Lights attracts a million visitors annually. Its growing flower displays will soon surpass the Festival of Lights. Swimming, tennis, horseback riding, picnicking, hiking, skiing and fishing will augment your visits to the museums, shops, conference and special events centers, and outdoor summer entertainment series. Two professional golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones and Arnold Palmer are in addition to the Crispin Center golf course and a par three course.
What about cultural, ethnic and religious diversity? The Wheeling area boasts one of the broadest ethnic, cultural and religiously diverse regions in the nation, with numerous descendants of and current immigrants from, western Europe, Asia and Africa. Churches, temples, and cultural centers abound. Oglebay Institute is the nation's oldest cultural and arts institution, with activities on three campuses ranging from visual and fine arts, performing arts and traveling exhibits. The Wheeling Symphony is a metropolitan class orchestra, with 35 performances annually.
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