Welles Park

Welles Park Located in the heart of Lincoln Square at Lincoln and Montrose Avenues sits the 15-acre Welles Park, a gathering place for musicians and sports and fitness enthusiasts of all kinds.

Many residents enjoy the park’s indoor pool—using it year-round for lap swims, instruction, and aqua exercise. Others visit Welles Park’s fitness center for a workout, while some prefer a leisurely game of horseshoes at the park’s outdoor pits.

Operating as usual

Get out your ice skates and join us on the ice! Chicago Park District's ice rinks ⛸️ open for the season today, Fri., No...
11/26/2021

Get out your ice skates and join us on the ice! Chicago Park District's ice rinks ⛸️ open for the season today, Fri., Nov. 26. Timed reservations are required, as we continue to practice social distancing. Book your skate today at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/ice-rinks
Outdoor ice rinks sponsored by Chicago Blackhawks
#skateintheparks #iceskating

Get out your ice skates and join us on the ice! Chicago Park District's ice rinks ⛸️ open for the season today, Fri., Nov. 26. Timed reservations are required, as we continue to practice social distancing. Book your skate today at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/ice-rinks
Outdoor ice rinks sponsored by Chicago Blackhawks
#skateintheparks #iceskating

11/25/2021

Wishing everyone a peaceful Thanksgiving Day! 🦃 All fieldhouses will be closed.

Chicago Park District's ice rinks ⛸️ are prepped to open on Fri., Nov. 26. Timed reservations are required, as we continue to practice social distancing. Book your skate today at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/ice-rinks
Outdoor ice rinks sponsored by Chicago Blackhawks #skateintheparks #iceskate

Join us at Horner Park on Nov 20 for our last #GoRun opportunity of the year on the north side 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️! Register today ...
11/16/2021

Join us at Horner Park on Nov 20 for our last #GoRun opportunity of the year on the north side 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️! Register today for a 5K/1-mile FREE run, stroll, walk with Chicago Area Runners Association. For more info., visit www.cararuns.org/gorun #intheparks

Two last #GoRun opportunities are coming up fast 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️! Register today for a 5K/1-mile FREE run, stroll, walk with Chicago Area Runners Association at Horner Park (Nov. 20) & Jackson Park (Nov. 27). For more info., visit www.cararuns.org/gorun #intheparks

The Chicago Park District currently seeks proposals from Chicago-based organizations, collectives, and individual artist...
11/05/2021

The Chicago Park District currently seeks proposals from Chicago-based organizations, collectives, and individual artists to participate in the 10th year of the Night Out in the Parks program. Proposals are due by midnight Wednesday, December 8, 2021, for 2022 season consideration. Apply at www.nightoutintheparks.com by Dec. 8. #intheparks #NightOutInTheParks

Calling all local arts performers & organizations, the Chicago Park District is looking to partner with Chicago-based talent to be featured as part of the 10th edition of Night Out in the Parks. Apply at www.nightoutintheparks.com by Dec. 8. #intheparks

11/01/2021
Speaking at Board of Commissioner Meetings | Chicago Park District

Speaking at Board of Commissioner Meetings | Chicago Park District

Members of the public will have the opportunity to address the Board during the “People in the Parks” section of the meetings. A total of 30 minutes is allotted for this public comment period at each board meeting. Those addressing the Board are limited to two minutes and must register in advanc...

10/31/2021

We wish you a howling Halloween. Be Safe. Stay Dry. Wear a mask. And practice social distancing on this magical Halloweek.
#ChiParksHalloween2021 #intheparks #halloweenintheparks

10/29/2021

…Frankenstein toast was on the menu today at Welles Park! Our Special Recreation staff and athletes got dressed in their Halloween best to make a little Frankie snack. Check out the images. #halloweenintheparks #intheparks #halloweenfoodideas🤖

10/29/2021

Are you ready for our Annual Halloween Party at Welles Park? 👻 Friday, October 29 | 4:15-5:15 PM. Games and Treats oh my. 🎃 Wear your most creative and spookiest costume. We can't wait to see you!
➡ For more info. on Halloween events in the parks, visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/halloween.
#HalloweenintheParks is presented by Mars Wrigley & supported by Xfinity.

We would love to see your photos. 📷 Superheroes, pumpkins & zombies are all welcome to enter the #Halloweek Costume Cont...
10/29/2021

We would love to see your photos. 📷 Superheroes, pumpkins & zombies are all welcome to enter the #Halloweek Costume Contest! Share a photo of your costume on Instagram & tag @ChicagoParks or upload it to www.chicagohalloweek.org by Oct. 31. Qualify to win a 10lb. Blommer Chocolate 🍫 & $100 Amazon.com gift card. For the official rules, visit www.Chicagoparkdistrict.com/Halloween #Halloweenintheparks

Superheroes, pumpkins & zombies are all welcome to enter the #Halloweek Costume Contest! Share a photo of your costume on Instagram & tag @ChicagoParks or upload it to www.chicagohalloweek.org by Oct. 31. Qualify to win a 10lb. Blommer Chocolate 🍫 & $100 Amazon.com gift card. For the official rules, visit www.Chicagoparkdistrict.com/Halloween #Halloweenintheparks

10/27/2021

Halloween Party at Welles Park 👻 Friday, October 29 | 4:15-5:15 PM. Games and Treats oh my. 🎃 Wear your most creative and spookiest costume. We can't wait to see you! This event will be held outside.
➡ For more info. on Halloween events in the parks, visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/halloween.
#HalloweenintheParks is presented by Mars Wrigley & supported by Xfinity.

6 days till Halloween. 👻Share with us your Halloween costume for a chance to win a 10lb. Bloomer Chocolate bar and of co...
10/25/2021
City of Chicago and the Chicago Park District Halloweek Costume Contest Toolkit | Chicago Park District

6 days till Halloween. 👻Share with us your Halloween costume for a chance to win a 10lb. Bloomer Chocolate bar and of course bragging rights! Details below. 🔽 #intheparks #halloween2021 #halloweenintheparks

Publish Date 10/19/2021 Halloweek Costume Contest runs October 23-31. Photo: Chicago Park District The City of Chicago and the Chicago Park District are hosting an online Halloweek Costume Contest!  We want to see your Halloween spirit! Tag @ChicagoParks on Instagram to share a picture of your 2021...

We had a stress-free ‘Power thru Peace’ yoga session at Clark Park this past Monday. Thanks to all of the young ladies w...
10/20/2021

We had a stress-free ‘Power thru Peace’ yoga session at Clark Park this past Monday. Thanks to all of the young ladies who came over and moved with us. 🧘 Sharing a few photos.
#intheparks #TeensInTheParks Chicago Rowing Foundation

Supported by Health.gov’s #MoveYourWay initiative #GetYour60

10/20/2021

Saturday Fun in the Park! Try-out climbing at the final Community Climb of the season at Steelworkers Park, 87th & S. DuSable Lake Shore Dr., on Sat., Oct. 23 from 10 am-1 pm. First-timers & ages 8+ are welcome. Equipment will be provided. For details, visit https://bit.ly/CommunityClimb-Oct2021 #intheparks
Climbing is a fun way for kids to #GetYour60 minutes of daily physical activity. More tips at Health.gov / #MoveYourWay

Congrats Chicago Sky 2021 WNBA Champions!
10/17/2021

Congrats Chicago Sky 2021 WNBA Champions!

This one is for you, Chicago. 🏆

The Chicago Sky are your 2021 WNBA Champions.

Yippie! ⛸️ Public Skate is Back at McFetridge Sports Center. See below for more information. #intheparks #iceskatinginth...
10/15/2021

Yippie! ⛸️ Public Skate is Back at McFetridge Sports Center. See below for more information. #intheparks #iceskatingintheparks

⛸️ Public Skate is Back at McFetridge Sports Center! We are pleased to announce that Public Skating will return to McFetridge Sports Center on Saturdays and Sundays starting this weekend. Advance registration is not available - guests must sign up at the front desk on the day of the public skate. Face coverings are required at all times for patrons while on and off the ice.

Public Skating Schedule beginning 10/16
Saturdays from 4:40PM - 6:10PM
Sundays from 4:30PM - 6:00PM

Public Skating Fees:
$5.00 Adults (13+)
$4.00 Children (12 & under)
$2.00 Seniors
$3.00 Skate Rental

10/15/2021

Good Luck! 🏀 It's Game Day in #SKYTOWN

10/14/2021

Teens we have a mat with your name on it! 🧘‍♀️🧘 If you attend Lane Tech or DePaul College Prep this event is just steps away from your campus. Plus, it is free and we have give-a-ways.

Join us for our Move Your Way® Teen Initiative Event: Teen Yoga- Power thru Peace

Monday, October 18 | 3:45-5PM | ages: 13-18
Clark Park | 3400 N. Rockwell | meet inside Kerry Wood Cubs Field
**First 50 participants will receive a yoga goodie.
REGISTER TODAY ➡ bit.ly/TeenYoga2021 or just stop on by after school.
Practicing Yoga and meditation is a great outlet to decrease stress. Breathing exercises and various yoga moves will be introduced during this 60-minute session. We will provide tips to adopt a healthier lifestyle through moving more and achieving positive lifestyle choices. Plus, the event is FREE. Everyone is welcome! #getyour60

10/12/2021

Halloween in the Parks is BACK! Chicago Park District is hosting 35+ fall festivals, pumpkin patches, haunted houses, arts & crafts activities, parades & parties citywide through October 31. For more info. on Halloween events in the parks, visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/halloween.

#HalloweenintheParks is presented by Mars Wrigley & supported by Xfinity.

Join us for the virtual October Chicago Park District Board Commissioners Meeting tomorrow, Oct. 13 at 11:30 am. For acc...
10/12/2021

Join us for the virtual October Chicago Park District Board Commissioners Meeting tomorrow, Oct. 13 at 11:30 am. For access to meeting details, visit https://bit.ly/ChiParks-Board-Meeting
View this meeting virtually at https://rebrand.ly/CPD-Live-Board-Meeting-10-13-21 or at https://youtu.be/Esx65dEcRqk.

Join us for the virtual October Chicago Park District Board Commissioners Meeting tomorrow, Oct. 13 at 11:30 am. For access to meeting details, visit https://bit.ly/ChiParks-Board-Meeting

View this meeting virtually at https://rebrand.ly/CPD-Live-Board-Meeting-10-13-21 or at https://youtu.be/Esx65dEcRqk.

10/07/2021

Game Day. Chicago White Sox ⚾️ Good luck in the postseason! #changethegame #playoffs2021 #playoffbaseball

Weekend happening! Mark your calendar. 🎃 HARVEST FEST at Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. LuntSUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 | 10AM-2PM...
10/07/2021

Weekend happening! Mark your calendar. 🎃
HARVEST FEST at Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 | 10AM-2PM | ALL AGES WELCOME.
🎃 You will get to pick your personal favorite from a field filled with pumpkins and personalize it at the pumpkin decorating station. Enjoy themed carnival games and don't forget to bring a camera to capture a family memory at our harvest photo station.
➡ For a complete schedule of Halloween events, please visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/halloween. #intheparks #halloweenintheparks
Halloween in the Parks is presented by Mars Wrigley and supported by Xfinity.

Weekend happening! Mark your calendar. 🎃
HARVEST FEST at Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 | 10AM-2PM | ALL AGES WELCOME.
🎃 You will get to pick your personal favorite from a field filled with pumpkins and personalize it at the pumpkin decorating station. Enjoy themed carnival games and don't forget to bring a camera to capture a family memory at our harvest photo station.
➡ For a complete schedule of Halloween events, please visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/halloween. #intheparks #halloweenintheparks
Halloween in the Parks is presented by Mars Wrigley and supported by Xfinity.

10/01/2021

We're bringing back our popular fall events to parks citywide. Plan your visits now by downloading the FREE MyChiParks app to your Apple or Android phones. Visit https://bit.ly/MyChiParksApp
#intheparks

Mark your calendar. Welles Park | Midnight Circus | October 9 | 11am,  2pm, and 5pm shows. Be amazed by the impressive a...
10/01/2021

Mark your calendar. Welles Park | Midnight Circus | October 9 | 11am, 2pm, and 5pm shows. Be amazed by the impressive acrobatic stunts performed by Midnight Circus. Tickets are free with a suggested donation. All tickets must be reserved online to guarantee a seat. 🔴 Tickets will be available for reservation beginning Monday, October 4 at 9am. ➡ https://www.midnightcircus.net/2021-tickets #intheparks

Mark your calendar. Welles Park | Midnight Circus | October 9 | 11am, 2pm, and 5pm shows. Be amazed by the impressive acrobatic stunts performed by Midnight Circus. Tickets are free with a suggested donation. All tickets must be reserved online to guarantee a seat. 🔴 Tickets will be available for reservation beginning Monday, October 4 at 9am. ➡ https://www.midnightcircus.net/2021-tickets #intheparks

Woohoo! We're proud to have been chosen as a finalist for the 2021 National Recreation and Park Association Gold Medal A...
09/30/2021

Woohoo! We're proud to have been chosen as a finalist for the 2021 National Recreation and Park Association Gold Medal Award along with our national park and recreation professionals striving to make our public spaces accessible and equitable for everyone. Read more about these efforts at https://bit.ly/AccessEquity-NRPA #intheparks

We're proud to have been chosen as a finalist for the 2021 National Recreation and Park Association Gold Medal Award along with our national park and recreation professionals striving to make our public spaces accessible and equitable for everyone. Read more about these efforts at https://bit.ly/AccessEquity-NRPA

Looking for something different to do this weekend? Support Chicago’s emerging talent at T.I.P. (Teens in the Parks) Fes...
09/29/2021

Looking for something different to do this weekend? Support Chicago’s emerging talent at T.I.P. (Teens in the Parks) Fest on Sat., Oct. 2 at Union Park (1501 W. Randolph St.) from 2-6 pm. Cheer on 10 of Chicago’s top performers & enjoy music, art & access to teen orgs. & resources. More info. at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/tip-fest #TeensintheParks #TIPFest

Support Chicago’s emerging talent at 2021 T.I.P. (Teens in the Park) Fest on Sat., Oct. 2 at Union Park (1501 W. Randolph St.) from 2-6 pm. Cheer on 10 of Chicago’s top performers & enjoy music, art & access to teen orgs. & resources. More info. at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/tip-fest #TeensintheParks #TIPFest

09/23/2021

TAKE THE PLEDGE: Every community matters. Take #The77Pledge to help get 77% of Chicagoans 12y+ in ALL communities to have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine series by the end of the year. Learn more at Chi.gov/77pledge. #WeCanChicago #ProtectChicago

Join the Chicago Parks' Wellness Team here on Sept. 22 to celebrate the Fall Equinox Yoga: A Full-Day of Free Virtual Yo...
09/21/2021

Join the Chicago Parks' Wellness Team here on Sept. 22 to celebrate the Fall Equinox Yoga: A Full-Day of Free Virtual Yoga! This virtual event is supported by #MoveYourWay, a health & wellness initiative powered by Health.gov.
For more info., visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/wellness #FallEquinox

Join the Chicago Parks' Wellness Team here on Sept. 22 to celebrate the Fall Equinox Yoga: A Full-Day of Free Virtual Yoga! This virtual event is supported by #MoveYourWay, a health & wellness initiative powered by Health.gov.

For more info., visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/wellness #FallEquinox

Our Special Recreation participants, in-person and virtually, are lovin' creating art with park staffer Lana. Today was ...
09/20/2021

Our Special Recreation participants, in-person and virtually, are lovin' creating art with park staffer Lana. Today was all about butterfly art projects. 🦋 Interested in Special Recreation programs at Welles Park visit ➡https://tinyurl.com/WellesSRfall21
#intheparks #wellespark #artintheparks

Our Special Recreation participants, in-person and virtually, are lovin' creating art with park staffer Lana. Today was all about butterfly art projects. 🦋 Interested in Special Recreation programs at Welles Park visit ➡https://tinyurl.com/WellesSRfall21
#intheparks #wellespark #artintheparks

It's that time of year. Join us for the annual Budget Forum on Sept. 14 at 6 pm virtually. If you would like to submit a...
09/13/2021

It's that time of year. Join us for the annual Budget Forum on Sept. 14 at 6 pm virtually. If you would like to submit any ideas related to the budget, please use the budget ideas form at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/annual-budget-process
View this meeting on https://rebrand.ly/CPD_Budget_Forum_9-14-21 or at https://youtu.be/oHagz6NKhQA

Join us for the annual Budget Forum on Sept. 14 at 6 pm virtually. If you would like to submit any ideas related to the budget, please use the budget ideas form at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/annual-budget-process

View this meeting on https://rebrand.ly/CPD_Budget_Forum_9-14-21 or at https://youtu.be/oHagz6NKhQA

Labor Day is a well-deserved tribute for those who work so hard. No matter what kind of work you do, Labor Day is for yo...
09/06/2021

Labor Day is a well-deserved tribute for those who work so hard. No matter what kind of work you do, Labor Day is for you.

Welles Park is open 10:30am - 3:30pm on Labor Day | Monday, Sept. 6.

Labor Day is a well-deserved tribute for those who work so hard. No matter what kind of work you do, Labor Day is for you.

Welles Park is open 10:30am - 3:30pm on Labor Day | Monday, Sept. 6.

Happy #NationalDogDay to all our fur-friends! Treat your pal to a walk in the park, make new friends & #GetYour60 minute...
08/26/2021

Happy #NationalDogDay to all our fur-friends! Treat your pal to a walk in the park, make new friends & #GetYour60 minutes of physical activity. 🐩🐕 Visit our Dog-Friendly Areas at Horner or River Parks! ➡ For a complete list, visit https://bit.ly/ChiParks-DFA

Happy #NationalDogDay to all our fur-friends! Treat your pal with a walk in the park, make new friends & #GetYour60 minutes of physical activity. For a list of Dog Friendly Areas, visit https://bit.ly/ChiParks-DFA

We have some awesome programs happening this fall at Welles Park! Make sure you check on our schedule. ➡ Fall is ON! Chi...
08/20/2021

We have some awesome programs happening this fall at Welles Park! Make sure you check on our schedule.
➡ Fall is ON! Chicago Park District's Fall 🍂Online Programming Schedule is live. Browse our offerings & prep to register on Aug. 16 & 17. For more info., visit https://bit.ly/Fall2021Programs #FallBackintotheParks

Fall is ON! Chicago Park District's Fall 🍂Online Programming Schedule is live. Browse our offerings & prep to register on Aug. 16 & 17. For more info., visit https://bit.ly/Fall2021Programs #FallBackintotheParks

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2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.
Chicago, IL
60625

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Monday 7:30am - 10pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 10pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 10pm
Thursday 7:30am - 10pm
Friday 7:30am - 10pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 10:30pm - 3:30am

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We lost dog in Artesian and montrose area please help!!
Three last Midnight Circus 2021 shows #intheparks! Join us at Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave., 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm, on Sat., Oct. 9. For details visit, https://bit.ly/MidnightCircus2021
𝗦𝗨𝗡𝗗𝗔𝗬 𝗢𝗣𝗘𝗡 𝗛𝗢𝗨𝗦𝗘 𝟭 - 𝟯! In #northcenter - btwn Wrigley Field Field and Welles Park 1851 W Belle Plaine #2 2BR/1BA - Come See! ✅ Corner Unit w/ glorious windows ✅ Recent renovation with central air ✅ NEW washer/dryer
We found two softball bats at Welles Park today around 2p. DM me with details if they are yours.
Come one, come all! We hope to see you there!!! https://fb.me/e/Duti4UuR
We're so excited to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first swim across Lake Michigan by a Chicago LEGEND!!! Welles Park swimmers, Ted spent many years at your pool with Audrey Nape! PLEASE COME! And PLEASE SHARE this with other swimmer groups you belong to!!! https://fb.me/e/Duti4UuR
Patch has Porchlight Music Theatre's FREE concert "Broadway in your Backyard" at Welles Park on its list of things to do! Join us tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Lincoln Square! Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the performances from Nik Kmiecik, Michelle Lauto, Lorenzo Rush Jr and Bethany Thomas!
How delightful! Porchlight Music Theatre performs "Broadway in Your Backyard" tomorrow evening at Welles Park! A free event for the community.
4 Things To Do #intheparks today & tomorrow: ▶️Aug. 2 6:30pm Drum-Dance: Capoeira & Maculele w/ Gingarte Capoeira at Oz Park ▶️Aug. 3 3pm & 5:30pm Brave Space/Aloft Circus Arts at Tuley Park 5:30pm Toddlers Tunes & Turtles at Gompers Park 6:30pm Porchlight Music Theatre at Welles Park For updates & cancellations, visit www.nightoutintheparks.com Stay safe & bring 🕶️🧢🥤
WGN TV hosted Porchlight Music Theatre's "Broadway in your Backyard" on its Midday News! Catch a song and then come out this coming Tuesday at Welles Park to see this FREE concert of Broadway favorites! And check PorchlightMusicTheatre.org for future shows!
4 Things To Do Tomorrow #intheparks: ▶️5:30pm Toddlers Tunes and Turtles at Hiawatha ▶️6 pm (Quaran)Teeny Tiny Show and Tells at Unity Park ▶️6:30pm Elevate Jazz at Austin Town Hall Park Casey McDonough & Nora O'Connor Kean of the The Flat Five Chicago at Welles Park ▶️www.nightoutintheparks.com #YearofChicagoMusic #ChicagoInTune #ChicagoMusic
Did you see F.O.E. (Friend of ENJOY) Laura Doherty at the Welles Park Gazebo concert series last night? Laura in Lincoln Square is always a great time! We can't wait to check out some of her upcoming shows. Laura's staying local this summer and doing a big show at Ravinia Festival in the KidsLawn area on Saturday, August 7, 2021, as a pre-warm up to the Laurie Berkner Band show in the Pavilion. Check out Laura Doherty Music for more info.