HILLSIDE, Ill. – Due to inclement weather this weekend, the Maywood Park District has rescheduled the ribbon cutting of the brand-new Emanuel “Chris” Welch park located at 1015 S. 10th Ave. in Maywood to Saturday, Oct. 12 at 3:30 p.m.
“Local parks offer great activities for children in our community, whether it’s through after-school programs or simply just a playground set for children to play at,” Welch said. “This new park will be an asset to our community for years to come. I hope families in the neighborhood are able to make it on Saturday to enjoy some fun family activities.”
Welch will join the Maywood Park District for the ribbon-cutting of ‘Emanuel “Chris” WelchPark’. The new park, located at 1015 S. 10th Ave. in Maywood, is replacing a lot that had been vacant for over 20 years and will provide recreational services to local families. The ribbon cutting is free and open to the public and will offer free food as well as other prizes for families.
The Maywood Park District partnered with local businesses to secure funding for the project.
“Rep. Welch has served as an invaluable resource for our community and has accomplished so much for families in Maywood,” said Lonette Hall, Executive Director of the Maywood Park District. “Naming this new park after him was a great way to recognize the service that Rep. Welch has provided for our community. We are excited to unveil this new beautiful park that will offer a place for families to gather for years to come. I encourage residents to stop by the ribbon cutting and get a first-hand look at the new park.”