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

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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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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