Welles Park Isn’t Getting Night Game Lights Due To Neighbor Pushback, Park District Says
by Alex V. Hernandez / Block Club Chicago / January 19, 2023
The Welles Park Parents Association floated its pitch to add lights at Welles Park to allow nighttime games for its youth league teams back in 2021.
LINCOLN SQUARE — The Park District killed a nearly two-year effort to install lights for night baseball and softball games at Welles Park after neighbors opposed the change.
The Welles Park Parents Association floated its initial pitch to add LED lights at Welles Park to allow nighttime games for its youth league teams in 2021. The group planned to foot the entire bill for the lights and installation.
At the time, organizers said the league had a yearly waitlist with dozens of prospective players. They hoped adding lights and night games to the schedule would give the league more field time and help leaders enroll nearly 300 more players. Read more HERE