Parking & Field Use Guidelines

Field Use

We are all committed to providing high quality, safe playing surfaces for our multi-use athletic ball fields, but we need the help and consideration of all user groups in protecting the turf/infield from excessive damage due to game and practice activities. The turf/infield is the safety surface for the athletic fields. If any of the following conditions occur scheduled games and practices must be canceled or postponed.

Ball Field Use:

  1. Standing water on the field of play.
  2. Soil Saturation:
    1. Walking on turf/infield causes water to surface
    2. Walking on turf/infield on heels causes indentions
    3. Steady downpour of rain during/on game or practice day, which could cause damage to turf/infield or injury to participant
  3. Audible thunder or visible lightning
  4. Visibility (darkness)


Special Parking 
Special parking guidelines have been established for some of the ballparks we use. Please be considerate of our neighbors in the surrounding areas of fields and remember to have a great season!

Parking at Atten Park
Be sure to use the parking lots, do not block any residential driveways. Residents have been told to contact the police to ticket cars that are blocking driveways.

Parking at Emerson School
At the Emerson School site, there have been problems in the past with parents and spectators parking on both sides of the street, creating a dangerous situation with children running out from between parked cars into the street. The Wheaton Park District Youth Baseball & Softball Board of Control asks that all cars be parked on the south side of Childs and the east side of Woodlawn.

Parking at Franklin Middle School
The following illegal parking violations are commonly complained about by the residents living on property adjacent to Franklin Middle School:

  • Vehicles are parked blocking private driveways
  • Vehicles are parked within 15 feet of fire hydrants
  • Vehicles are parked within 20 feet of crosswalks at intersections
  • Vehicles are parked blocking crosswalks and where official signs prohibit parking

Parking violations will be ticketed.

Parking at Jefferson School
At the Jefferson field site, we have had issues with spectators and players going into the yards of homes nearby. Each year the residents contact the WPDYBS Board of Control to request that we ask parents and coaches to supervise their players and siblings to avoid causing damage to the homeowner’s property adjacent to the site.

Please help us to be good neighbors by remembering to be courteous and respectful of others’ property while helping to enforce this simple rule.

Parking at Lincoln School
The Lincoln School parking lot circle is a one-way street. “Do Not Enter” signs are posted. The Wheaton Police Department will ticket drivers who do not obey these signs.

Parking at Washington School
Please be advised the WPDYBS Board of Control has been contacted by school officials and neighbors of Washington School in regards to parking problems. Parking on both sides of Bridle causes a dangerous situation with children running out from between parked cars into the street. We request all cars be parked on the north side of Bridle. The bus turnaround area is not available for parking. This area is usually locked and should be kept as such.

We appreciate your efforts to maintain safe conditions for residents’ families as well as your own. The Board of Control also asks that as a courtesy, parents and spectators do not block any residential driveway when attending a game.
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