Category Archives: Meeting Minutes

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

Support Welles and Stay Safe

    Interested in supporting Welles while showing your park pride? These masks are available for purchase and funds go to support the Welles Park Advisory Council. Adult and Youth sizes are available. Only available in black with white print on … Continue reading

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Early voting at Welles Park

Early voting has started and Welles Park is one of the more than 50 sites citywide where you can make your voice heard. Early voting information is below. Get out and Vote The Nov. 3rd election is coming up and … Continue reading

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Pitch In for Welles

Welles Park Advisory Council is partnering with the Chicago Parks Foundation to assist with some fall clean ups. There are two of these scheduled but you can help out anytime!  Read below to learn more. Scheduled clean up days – … Continue reading

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Midnight Circus is coming back to Welles!

We are so excited to see Midnight Circus back home at Welles Park. Although things will be different due to Covid-19, we are looking forward to a great event. Showtime is Oct. 3 at 11 am, 2 pm and 5 … Continue reading

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NaturePlace Update

It has been so nice to see everyone enjoying the NaturePlace as it continues to develop into a more mature nature area. As the native species fill in and the cover crops thin, it can look like a space for … Continue reading

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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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