DIRECTIONS

225 Karlskoga Avenue, Wheaton IL

Just 30 miles west of Chicago, accessible from I-88 and I-355

Driving Directions
Ride-Sharing
Alternate Transportation

PARKING

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Memorial Park Map (PDF)

Nearby Public Parking Options

Wheaton Place Garage
232 W Wesley St, 1st & 2nd Floor
Free and open to the public weekdays after 3P and weekends

Willow Avenue Garage
220 S Cross St, 1st Floor
Free and open to the public weekdays after 3P and weekends

City Hall
303 W Wesley St
Free and open to the public weekdays after 5P and weekends

Wheaton Public Library
225 N Cross St
Free and open to the public Fridays after 7P and weekends after 5P

Public Parking Lot #2
South side of 100 block of Wesley St
Free and open to the public daily

RIDE-SHARING

Pick-up & Drop-off

UBER, Lyft and taxi drop-off/pick-up should be directed to the front of the City Hall building (303 W. Wesley St.). This is a one-way street directed west. The City Hall building is one block south and one block west of Memorial Park’s main entrance at 225 Karlskoga Ave.

Directions to City Hall

ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION

Metra-Union Pacific

The Wheaton Metra Station is located at 402 W Front St., approximately 3 blocks south and 2 blocks west of Memorial Park.

Directions to Station

Bike to the Venue

The Illinois Prairie Path meets up just south of the train tracks in downtown Wheaton, just 3 blocks south of Memorial Park. Plan your bike to Wheaton from your area using the map links. Bicycles are not permitted in the park during events. A limited amount of bike rack spaces are available near the park.

Wheaton Bike Route Map
Illinois Prairie Path Map

FAQS

Questions? Email events@wheatonparks.org or call 630-690-4880

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Summer Entertainment Series! To view the entire schedule of events for this summer or to purchase tickets for another concert or event at Memorial Park see our event calendar.

Tickets are purchased through a third party vendor, Eventbrite. Locate the event you would like to purchase tickets for in our event calendar, once you click to purchase tickets you will be redirected to Eventbrite to finalize your transaction.

At this time, group discounts are not available.

This is a general admission event. All stadium seats and lawn seating areas are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Stadium seats cannot be reserved in advance.

Guests are allowed and encouraged to bring a blanket (not to exceed 6′ x 6′) or a standard bag/camping chair.

For section details and a layout of the venue, visit Seating & Park Access

Almost all events at Memorial Park are suitable for all ages apart from the Wheaton Brew Fest which is a 21+ event. No one under 21 will be permitted to this event.

Wheaton Park District does not censor or control the content created by guest artists. If you have sensitivities to adult language, please be aware of the artists’ work before purchasing tickets to and/or attending their performances. We do our best to work with artists, so they are aware of our goal/intention to be a venue for all ages and do ask in advance for artists to limit the use of profanity and socio-political commentary.

All ticket sales are final, and no refunds or exchanges will be considered.

The Wheaton Park District reserves the right to interrupt or delay any performance. Should the need to evacuate the facility for severe weather arise, updates will be posted to social media and RainoutLine. In the case of severe weather and the performance is cancelled in its entirety, the performance will be rescheduled. If a show cannot be rescheduled, refunds will be issued.

Memorial Park is an ADA accessible facility. The venue offers accessible access to seating, bathrooms and concessions.

Handicap parking is available at the perimeter of the facility at:

South of the venue: Karlskoga Ave. (225 Karlskoga Ave.)
North of the venue: Mary Lubko Center Parking Lot (208 W. Union Ave.)
East of the venue: Gary Methodist Church (224 N. Main St.)
West of the venue: City Hall (303 W. Wesley St.).

Learn more information about ADA accessibility

Questions? Email Amy Seklecki, Superintendent of Marketing & Special Events at aseklecki@wheatonparks.org.

It is recommended to create an account with Eventbrite so tickets can be easily accessed from your account. If you still have trouble locating your ticket(s), contact events@wheatonparks.org.

At this time, a Will Call area is not available. Tickets are easily accessible from your mobile device and preferred upon entry. If you need assistance prior to a performance, email events@wheatonparks.org or visit the information booth on performance day.

Tickets may be purchased the day of an event if tickets are still available online. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a limited number of tickets are available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance.

Guidelines are based on the Current Restore Illinois Bridge to Phase 5 Guidelines for Theater and Performing Arts Venues. Details below.

  • If fully vaccinated, concert goers are not required to wear a face covering. If not vaccinated, concert goers are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering.
  • Maintain a social distance between non-household groups.
  • Capacity limits of the venue are currently set at 30 people per 1,000 square feet.
  • Exchange of cash is limited, please plan to have a credit card with you for on-site purchases.

If Phase guidelines and restrictions change, the venue you will adapt to follow the guidelines from the State of Illinois. For current information visit wheatonparkdistrict.com/covid-19 or the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity.

A variety of parking options are located in downtown Wheaton. Our venue does have residential neighbors to the north and east. We kindly ask visitors to avoid parallel parking on residential streets. Ample street parking can be found in and around the downtown Wheaton area, including two parking garages. Several local businesses do allow public parking after hours as long as they do not have their own programming take place.

For details, please view the venue parking map and public parking options

We strongly encourage guests to consider carpooling, taking public transportation, biking, or using ride-sharing companies such as Uber, Lyft, or American Taxi. Information and links to Metra Schedules can be found under Directions

Gates open approximately 1 hour prior to the start of the show, unless otherwise noted. Late arriving guests may be asked to wait for a break in the music before going to their designated area. Please allow ample time to park, walk to the venue and check-in.

Yes! Concert goers are allowed to bring outside food and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy, unless otherwise noted on tickets. Outside alcoholic beverages are prohibited. A valid driver license or state ID card is required to purchase alcoholic beverages.

On-site food and beverage options vary per event. This year’s Summer Entertainment Series will have food and beverage options for purchase including pre-packaged snacks, concessions (hot dogs, burgers, tacos, and pizza) and beverages including beer, hard seltzer, soda and water. Menu subject to change.

Yes, guests are allowed and encouraged to bring a blanket (not to exceed 6′ x 6′) or a standard bag/camping chair. Chairs must be non-reclining and no higher than shoulder height. We kindly ask to share blankets with your group to allow for proper social distancing during this time.

Dogs are prohibited in Memorial Park during all special events. You are welcome to walk through the park with your dog during the week or weekend when the park is open! Any required service animal must be registered at least 7 days in advance of an event. No exceptions. Please contact events@wheatonparks.org if you require a service animal.

Any item deemed harmful or unsafe by Wheaton Park District is prohibited. All bags are subject to search upon entry.

While your comfort and enjoyment of a night out at Memorial Park are our top priorities, we prohibit guests from bringing the following items into the park:

  • Firearms or explosives (including those possessed by off-duty officers or concealed carry license holders)
  • Professional photographic and video or audio recording equipment
  • Athletic equipment (e.g., balls and flying discs)
  • Bicycles, scooters, or skates (bike racks can be found outside the park near entrances)
  • Pets
  • Tents or canopies
  • Large beach umbrellas
  • Bags larger than 12”x12”x12”
  • Large coolers
  • Outside alcoholic beverages
  • All tobacco products including cigarettes, cigars and vaping. Smoking of any kind is prohibited in Memorial Park, including marijuana
  • Anything that needs to be staked into the ground
  • Drones or other flying apparatus

Bags, backpacks and purses smaller than 12”W x 12” H x 12” L. All bags (including but not limited to backpacks, chairs, totes, diaper bags, blankets and other items) are subject to search prior to entry. Failure to allow a bag search will result in denial of entry.

Strollers, sunscreen, bug spray, blankets (no larger than 6’x6’) and chairs are allowed inside the park.

We do not provide an ATM on-site, however our concession and drink ticket stations do accept and encourage credit card payments.

If you are looking for a local ATM, both Wheaton Bank & Trust (100 N. Wheaton Ave.) and Chase Bank (120 E. Wesley St.) are within several blocks of the venue. Standard ATM rates apply.

If you believe you left or lost an item at an event held at Memorial Park, you may contact Wheaton Park District at 630-690-4880. Memorial Park and Wheaton Park District is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

  • Memorial Park and Wheaton Park District ask all patrons to be considerate. Please do not use more space than you need on the lawn and allow room for your fellow concertgoers to enjoy the evening too.
  • Memorial Park does not permit guests to rope off or otherwise reserve space on the lawn.
  • Memorial Park reserves the right to condense parties to a reasonable size and reseat patrons as necessary.
  • Strollers are allowed if you are bringing a small child to the park. All guests regardless of age are required to have a Summer Entertainment Series concert ticket. All contents of the stroller are subject to inspection upon arrival. All policies still apply to strollers and their contents. Please be considerate of your neighbor when positioning your stroller within the park.

ATTRACTIONS

Dining & Drinks

Park image at top of page: © Kmiecik Imagery

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