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 of the users of Welles Park, we think its important to make the park welcoming,… Continue reading WPAC adopts statement on inclusion
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 this simple 2-step process: Fill out the form at this link to register to vote: https://forms.gle/4GnW6b9HRq3QjXov8… Continue reading Support Welles Park in 47th Ward’s Participatory Budgeting Process
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 restrooms and cooling stations/shelter from rain. There will be no park programming offered in the… Continue reading Reopening at Welles Park
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 but we need another $1,500 to get the full amount. Please take a moment to… Continue reading Help us “Meet our Match”
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 within reach of our $30,000 fundraising goal, but we need your help. Vote, Vote, Vote!… Continue reading Got a second to help us win $20,000?