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PDF files of approved Welles Park Advisory Council minutes. Feel free to browse and download.

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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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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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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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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