Four-time National Gold Medal-Winning Park District, Right Here in Wheaton January 29, 2019 / Chicago / Leave a Comment When you’re looking for a place to live, you’re not just looking for a place to lay your head at night. You’re looking for a lifestyle. When you look for apartments in Wheaton, Illinois, you’ll notice that Wheaton 121 is not only pet-friendly, but it’s a great choice for people who love heading outdoors. Complete with a resort-style pool, a bocce ball court, outdoor grilling stations, and a gated “Bark Park”, you don’t have to go far to have a mini-outdoor adventure here at these luxury apartments in Wheaton.Perhaps the most exciting part of living at Wheaton 121 is that we’re surrounded by award-winning parks. Whether you’re heading out to the trail, to the soccer field, or to the playground, there are plenty of opportunities to have a day full of fun with your kids and pets in the many green gems of greater Chicago.Take Your Pick: Almost 50 Parks Right Outside Your Door Living at our luxury apartments in Wheaton, Illinois, you’ll never run out of fun things to do in the parks system that will bring you closer to the Wheaton Community, get you outdoors, and help you live your best life. That’s because there are no less than 47 parks in the area, and the Wheaton Parks Department is dedicated to bringing the community together with healthy activities for people of all ages.Drive 13 minutes to the northwest and you’ll find yourself at Timber Ridge Forest Preserve, which is a great place for a bike ride or a hike along the Great Western Trail along the picturesque Fox River.If you’re looking for a lovely stroll around well-curated, manicured gardens, spend a day walking around the gardens at Cantigny Park or exploring their two museums: the McCormick House, which is a historic house museum that depicts the country home of a family that made the Chicago Tribune the “World’s Greatest Newspaper”, and the First Division Museum, where you can be immersed in the history of the U.S. Army’s famed 1st Infantry Division. You’ll be captured by the sights, sounds and soldier’s stories from the First World War through modern times.Or spend a day at Churchill Woods, a restored prairie habitat featuring endangered bird species, and short hiking trails to take the dogs. Our residents enjoy the picnic areas and the opportunity to fish in the river.Wheaton Park District Wins National AwardsClearly, the Wheaton Park System is not your average Park district. They go above and beyond to make the Wheaton community one where everyone can enjoy the beauty of nature with their families and furry friends.In fact, the National Association of Park Foundations awarded the Wheaton Park District with the award for the Philanthropic support of parks and programs. It’s no wonder. In addition to providing clean, accessible parks for the whole family, the Wheaton Park District also offers a dizzying host of programs for the community, from athletics to cooking, they have it all.Their mission statement sums it up perfectly: “To enrich the quality of community life through a diversity of healthy leisure pursuits and heightened appreciation for our natural world.” They’re not just in the business of setting aside beautiful public lands for everyone’s enjoyment – they actively make the community a better place by offering high-quality activities for everyone to learn from and enjoy.Learn to Live Your Best Life at the Wheaton Park District The Wheaton Park District goes beyond their promise of environmental stewardship to bring the community together in healthy ways. They offer multiple programs that educate and enrich people of all ages. They have therapeutic programs such as “Bookworms”, a program that partners with the Cosley Zoo to bring children and animals together to help kids learn to read.The Wheaton Park System offers much in the way of adult education as well. They offer athletics and sports leagues for adults; including women’s soccer, basketball, volleyball, and more. Adults can learn Irish dance, tap, ballet, tai chi, and martial arts, so there’s plenty of ways to get back in shape here in Wheaton!Adults can also take financial courses that teach the essentials of estate planning, taxes, and saving for retirement. They offer classes where people can learn how to live a healthier lifestyle, such as the course “The 3 Keys to Weight Loss”.But that’s not all! Adults can learn arts and crafts, such as taking a pottery wheel class, sculpting, oil painting, and more.The Wheaton Community Comes TogetherThe Wheaton Parks Department not only offers educational programs, but they also offer yearly events that bring the community together, such as the Daddy Daughter Princess Ball, Kite-Flying Day, 5-K Runs that support local charities and causes, and Music Mondays, where families can come together to watch live music in a family-friendly atmosphere, giving local musicians a chance to show off their art.Enjoy the Great Outdoors Just Steps from our Wheaton Apartments Our Wheaton apartments are the perfect place for outdoor and nature enthusiasts, because you’re always just steps away from a good hike, a sports match, or an invigorating bike ride.Northside Park, which is just 8 minutes from the apartments features beautiful hiking trails that are in the process of becoming even more comprehensive. Northside Park has a beautiful playground for kids on manicured lawn, tennis courts, a beautiful pond and nature area, and about 1.3 miles of trails. These trails are also suitable for pets on a leash and bike riding.Six minutes south is Seven Gables Park, which has just under 2 miles of hiking trails, sports fields, and another great playground for the kids. One local says, “This park is awesome. So much to do, great place to walk your dog, and the kids playground is good too.”Lincoln Marsh, just 9 minutes from our apartments, is a beautiful nature preserve where people can learn about local wildlife, enjoy some community programs, go birdwatching, and walk the dogs.A Rich Life at Our Apartments in Wheaton, IllinoisThere’s no question, Wheaton has the best there is to offer. Just a short distance from some of the most beautiful nature spots in the area, these Wheaton Illinois apartments are sure to bring delight to anyone who loves to head outdoors.Just wait until you see our eight unique floorplans, our resort-style pool, our state-of-the-art workout center, and our modern outdoor fire pit and lounge. Book your personal tour today to see what waits in store for you at Wheaton 121.