City of Hagerstown Seeks Photos & Information for Creating Wheaton Park Historical Panels

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (9/26/2022) – The City of Hagerstown continues to move forward with the construction of Phase I of improvements at Wheaton Park. The master plan is based on the community input received earlier this year.

Wheaton Park is a center for sports and recreation, with a newly updated basketball court, softball field, and tennis court available to the public. The pavilion and Band Shell are available for summer reservations with nearby play equipment, perfect for summer get togethers and community events.

Phase I of the master plan includes parking, a “welcome” plaza, a misting pad, and the removal of the house at 124 Charles Street for future playground expansion at the park. The $430,000 project is funded in full by a Federal Community Development Block Grant and is expected to be completed by the summer of 2023.

The project includes installing two historic panels to be located in the plaza, one about the park’s history and one about the house and its past tenants/caretakers. As part of that process, photos and information helping to detail and tell the story of both are being accepted now through Friday, October 21.

Submittals may be sent to Janice Kelsh at or the City of Hagerstown Department of Engineering at Please call 301-739-8577, ext. 125 with any questions related to submittals.

Original story by City of Hagerstown

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