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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!

WPAC adopts statement on inclusion

On June 7th 2020, a demonstration in support of Black Lives Matter, took place at Welles Park and then moved down Lincoln to Wrigley Field. Welles Park Advisory Council supports the park through advocacy, events, and fundraising. As the voice … Continue reading

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Support Welles Park in 47th Ward’s Participatory Budgeting Process

Alderman Martin has introduced a youth-led participatory budgeting process for 2020. One of the proposed projects is a new mural for Welles Park. Voting opens Monday, June 8 to allocate up to $150,000 to public infrastructure projects. To vote, follow … Continue reading

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Reopening at Welles Park

As parks start to reopen physically and programmatically, we wanted to share this update we received from the Chicago Park District: For parks west of Lake Shore Drive, today on June 8th, field houses will reopen for limited use of … Continue reading

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A successful and fun Midnight Circus

Another terrific year at the circus. Thank you to our friends from Midnight Circus for bringing your joy and revelry to Welles as the final stop on your summer tour of Chicago Parks. See everyone in 2020!  

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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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