March 23, 2018
Sheridan area benefactor Edward A. Whitney willed his estate to establish Whitney Benefits Inc., creating the first
educational foundation in Wyoming. According to his original trustees, Whitney spent three decades of his life planning his
gift to the people of Sheridan County. One of those many gifts was to create a community space for families to learn and
play together. With that goal in mind, Whitney
Commons was built in 2002.
Whitney Commons, an interactive park located
in the center of Sheridan between the Fulmer
Library and the Senior Center at 320 West
Alger, has something for everyone to enjoy.
Several features include a universally
accessible play structure designed for fun and
safety, large turf areas supporting any number
of informal leisure activities, the popular water
spray grounds, an amphitheater and plaza
area, vintage lighting illuminating pedestrian
walks and bike paths, the Dorothy King
reflective flower garden, and closed circuit
cameras providing park security and online
viewing. Bronze art pieces reflecting and
honoring Mr. Whitney’s life have also added beauty and interest to the park. The park connects to the Sheridan Pathways
system allowing people to enjoy a connected path all the way through the City of Sheridan. Whitney Commons is a safe,
clean, and fun environment for families and the Sheridan community to enjoy!
The Whitney Community Advisory Group was created in 2004 to provide input from various community members about
current Whitney projects and events. The group helps to oversee operations at Whitney Commons and Whitney Plaza.
The current 2018 community members include Steve Carroll, Mark Demple, Pete Eliason, Bill Gatley, Judy Stallman, and
We look forward to seeing everyone at Whitney Commons this summer!
Whitney Benefits Administrative Coordinator
Whitney Commons Message
An Educational Foundation by the late Mr. Edward A. Whitney
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