The City of Wheeling, West Virginia


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Parks and Recreation

Looking for recreational opportunity? Oglebay Park and Resort Center remains the nation?s model municipal park and continues to offer 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.

Wheeling Park and 35 neighborhood playgrounds and ball fields dot 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. Additional miles are funded and in design stages.

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. The Wheeling Jamboree welcomes residents and visitors to weekly shows every Saturday by top country music artists. The OVations Youth Orchestra was one of two of our nation?s youth symphonies to participate in an international youth festival in Australia. Plans are in the works for a tour of Europe.
From the region’s largest trail system, to national schools of excellence, to a reorganized municipal government, the City of Wheeling offers a dynamic environment for you, your family and your business. There are many features that are unique to this area and we are proud of them! Our businesses enjoy the business climate as well with our advanced, motivated work force. The work force also enjoys being active in our various professional organizations. The area boasts year-round entertainment, leisure, sports, music, festivals, dining, shopping, and much more.

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