WPPA “Light the Diamonds” Project

We wanted to provide everyone with an update on our Light the Diamond campaign.  Through your generosity, we have raised nearly 80% of the amount we believe will be necessary to bring lights to Welles Park.  We continue to be in dialogue with the Chicago Park District on the plan, and are currently waiting for energy schematics to ensure that the right power is in the right places around the park.  Once that is done, the next step will be to work with the Park District on a formal RFP.

As you can imagine, COVID, staffing changes at our partner organizations, and then the grubs have impacted our overall timeline, but we are continuing to push things forward.  We are fortunate to be working with a great group at the Park District, and are hopeful that there will be meaningful progress to report soon.

Once a plan is formalized with the Park District, we anticipate having another public meeting to socialize that plan with the Welles Park community..

For the latest on this project, please visit this page on our website here.

Please continue to voice your support and concerns through lights@wppachicago.org.