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About Welles Park Advisory Council

Welles Park Advisory Council is a group of volunteers who meet regularly to fundraise for, advise, and support Chicago's Welles Park. Join us!

Tentative Contract Agreement Reached; We’ll See You at The Big Top!

WPAC is thrilled to announce that an agreement for park workers has been reached and the strike, scheduled for tomorrow, has been averted. We and the Welles Park workers will be working together with volunteers and Midnight Circus in the … Continue reading

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Midnight Circus in the Parks Update

You may have heard about the upcoming strike of Chicago Park District employees, and this email is about that situation and how it will impact this weekend’s circus program: Welles Park Advisory Council knows that our great park is only as strong … Continue reading

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It’s Your Park Day – June 1st

It’s Your Park Day on June 1st is coming up soon. Kick off the summer with a day filled with park enhancement and community bonding. Community volunteers will mulch trees, replacing fibar on playgrounds, and cleaning our park’s green spaces. … Continue reading

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2019 Midnight Circus in the Parks!

Welles Park is thrilled to share the schedule (and ticket link) for Midnight Circus in the Parks performances all over the city. Remember that ALL SHOWS benefit ALL PARKS involved – so while we know Welles is our “home park,” … Continue reading

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Winter at Welles

What a terrific summer and fall we just had at Welles Park! Whether you were in the NaturePlace, a baseball game, a summer camp, the Midnight Circus, a summer concert, or the pool, Welles Park was the PLACE TO BE … Continue reading

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NaturePlace is still a work in progress

Welles Park Advisory Council is very excited with the progress of the Nature Place. The fence has been removed from the new Welles Park NaturePlace. The space is still a work in progress with new elements to be added in … Continue reading

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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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