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NaturePlace Groundbreaking

7/17/17 The Park District has started work on the nature play area for Welles Park. Thank you to everyone that has supported this project! An overview: Primary construction will take place from July 17 through August 17th, 2017. The area … Continue reading

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Nature Events Coming Up!

Please join the Welles Park Advisory Council Greening Committee for two upcoming events. ____________________________________________________________________ Thursday, June 8, 2017, 5 – 7 pm Nature Play Date Join staff from the Chicago Park District Natural Areas team for kids activities in the … Continue reading

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Help us “Meet our Match”

A very generous neighbor has stepped forward with a challenge donation of $3,000. If we can receive $3,000 in donations, she will match those funds with another $3,000 up till June 21st. So far we’ve raised $1,500 under this challenge … Continue reading

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Got a second to help us win $20,000?

Our project, the Welles Park Nature Place, is one of three park projects in the city of Chicago nominated to receive $20,000 through the National Recreation and Park Association’s “Meet Me at the Park” grant. This funding would place us … Continue reading

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Over 1/3rd of the way to our own NaturePlace!

We are so excited to report that we have raised over $11,000 towards our $30,000 goal. Thanks to all of you that have contributed so far. There has been some exciting media coverage and with Spring around the corner we … Continue reading

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Nature Place fundraising update

Holy cow! The support for the new nature area and play space is getting great support from across the community. We’ve almost raised $5,000 of our $30,000 goal! If you want to support the project visit the Crowdrise site or … Continue reading

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NaturePlace coming soon

The Welles Park Advisory Council has been busy this fall! Midnight Circus, renovations to the field house and pool, not to mention the usual activities, classes and events that bring thousands of visitors to the park each weekend. And now … Continue reading

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2017 Tentative Meeting Dates

2017 General Advisory Council Meetings: 7pm start at Welles Park Field House Tentative for either January 9 or February 13 March 13 (Officer Elections) May 8 July 10 September 11 (Circus Planning for Welles Park) November 13 Tuesdays at the Gazebo:  June through … Continue reading

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2016 WPAC Dates

2016 General Advisory Council Meetings: 7pm start at Welles Park Field House March 14 (Officer Elections) May 9 July 11 September 12 (Circus Planning) November 14 Tuesdays at the Gazebo:  June through August 2016 – lineups and dates TBD Midnight Circus in … Continue reading

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Midnight Circus in the Parks is BACK!

Welles is  thrilled to be the final park on the tour of the Midnight Circus this year, with five shows! Come see the Circus on Friday October 16 at 7pm, Saturday October 17 2pm & 5pm, and Sunday October 18 at … Continue reading

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