2333 W. Sunnyside Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Chicago Park District, Welles Park Green Committee
Parks & Playgrounds, Nature Play
Working with the Chicago Park District and Welles Park Green Committee, the new Welles Park Nature Play Garden is an authentic natural play space that utilizes solely natural materials in the footprint of a former playground. The design that resulted from community outreach features a “native area” with stumps, logs, and native plants, a prairie path area, seating opportunities for people with varied mobility, an overlook, and prairie hills. The garden also incorporates sustainable stormwater management solutions to solve existing drainage issues on site.