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The Garfield Park Conservatory Is Now Serving Food And Drinks Courtesy Of A Black-Owned Coffee Startup

Monday Coffee will be serving drinks on weekends at the conservatory's Horticulture Hall for three months.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Logan Boulevard Skate Park Is Getting Badly Needed Repairs, But Long-Term Fixes Will Cost Millions

The popular skate park has damaged ramps and a rat and pigeon problem, among other issues, advocates said. Park District crews will make short-term repairs over the next two weeks — but bigger fixes are still being figured out.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Rogers Park’s Leone Beach Park Getting Nature Play Space, Adding To Area’s Growing Native Spaces

The nature play area complements Leone Beach Park's existing sand prairie and native oak tree grove.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Rogers Park Neighbors Want Park Named For The Pollard Family, The Neighborhood’s First Black Residents, ‘An Inspiration To All’

John Pollard fought in the Civil War before he and his wife moved to Chicago. Their children include an NFL Hall of Famer, the first Black woman to graduate from Northwestern University and one of the first Black silent film directors.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Night Out In The Parks 2022 Seeks Submissions From Artists, Cultural Organizations

Applicants have until Dec. 8 to submit proposals that highlight the historical and natural areas of the parks.

Citywide

Mystery Of What Killed The Grass At Welles Park Is Solved — But Why Thousands Of Grubs Infested The Fields Is Still Unknown

The Park District also confirmed the grubs have infested sections of Winnemac Park, but the damage there isn’t on the same scale as what happened to Welles Park.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Love Spooky Movies? The Park District’s Outside Horror Movie Series Is Back All October

Halloween movie lovers can watch the films outside while seated near a campfire and enjoying marshmallows.

Citywide

Edgewater’s Berger Park Getting Emergency Shoreline Work After Damaging Storms

Berger Park joins the growing number of lakefront areas to require shoreline fortification as Chicago battles erosion.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Big Marsh Park’s New Trails And Environmental Center Now Open As Park District’s Largest Site Blossoms

"Something like Big Marsh is unique to the city, for sure," a park visitor from the Southwest Side said.

South Chicago, East Side

Dozens Of Filtered Water Filling Stations Being Installed In Parks, Buildings On South And West Sides

The Elkay bottle filling stations are being set up at city parks, buildings and community centers to improve access to clean drinking water and reduce single-use plastics.

Citywide

Park District Adds Life Rings To Dangerous Rogers Park Pier After Weeks Of Controversy Over Lakefront Safety

The Chicago Park District installed two life rings at Tobey Prinz Beach Park a week after removing neighbor-installed flotation devices.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Park District Will Install Life Rings, Close Off ‘Higher-Risk’ Lakefront Areas After Public Outcry Over Drownings

Park District officials say new precautions will be in place by the next beach season.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Drowning Victim’s Mother Calls For Life Rings, Safety Measures At Chicago Beaches

Rogers Park residents have tried to take measures into their own hands, adding life rings to a local pier — but the Park District removed them.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Much Of The West Side Is A Food Desert — So Artists Are Throwing A ‘Feast’

FEAST Festival is a two-day art and food celebration that will give away free produce and prepared meals and spark conversations about food access.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

‘Dangerous’ Rogers Park Pier Gets New Warning Signs, But A Second Life Ring Is Removed

Following neighbor complaints, park-sanctioned signs have been installed at the base of the pier near the beach and at the lighthouse at Tobey Prinz Beach Park.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

After A 19-Year-Old Drowned Near Rogers Park Beach, A Neighbor Installed A Life Ring. The Park District Removed It

Rogers Park neighbors have been calling on the Park District to install life rings at beaches for years to no avail. "Here we are, another summer and more drowning victims."

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Some People Think Amazon Lockers In Parks Are Great, Park District Says Amid Uproar

In a news release titled, "What People Are Saying About Amazon Lockers," the Park District highlighted five supporters. Meanwhile, a South Side alderman has joined others in blocking them in her ward.

Citywide

Jackson Park’s Wooded Island To Be Gated, Locked At Dusk To Stop ‘Criminal Activity,’ Park District Says

Ald. Leslie Hairston said plans to limit after-hours island access have been floated for years. But officials gave the public only one day's notice about the significant change.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Amazon Lockers Will Net Park District $137,600 At Most For First Year, Contract Shows

"It is not enough to justify having branding in our parks. It is absolutely not enough," Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez (33rd) said. "I think this is a slap in the face."

Albany Park

This West Side Mini-Golf Course Was Abandoned For Years — Until Local Teens Restored It

Teens designed the 18-hole mini-golf course with a wildlife conservation theme based on the colorful birds that live in Douglass Park.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
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