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Neighborhood: North Lawndale

Address: 1921 S. Drake Ave.

Hours to Visit: Daily between 11am-4pm

Projects by: Studio Barnes, in collaboration with Shawhin Roudbari and MAS Context and Outpost Office

About Bell Park:

Bell Park is owned and operated by the Westside Association for Community Action (WACA). Bell Park, also known as IBT play lot, was the site of WACA’s first workforce program, creating local employment for North Lawndale residents. WACA’s motto “Give a man a fish; he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, he’ll eat for a lifetime,” is a reflection philosophy, by providing a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment, as well as one-on-one and group activities for the youth and young adults, we remove barriers and create opportunity.

About Bell Park Site Partners:

The Westside Association for Community Action (WACA) is a community-based, social service agency founded in 1971, whose mission is to identify and alleviate problems that contribute to the disintegration of our communal fabric.  

Open Architecture Chicago engages designers, architects, and community leaders to use design to help transform Chicago’s neighborhoods.

Freedom House Studios is a center for conscious creativity and leadership development that cultivates wholeness and integration, inspires creativity, and provides community members, the environment, and tools to consciously create a life of freedom for themselves, their families, and their community.

Past Events

Block Party

18 Sep, 2021
Bell Park
Site Activations

Biennial Projects

Block Party
Studio Barnes with Shawhin Roudbari and MAS Context
Cover the Grid
Outpost Office