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Plan To Install Lights At Welles Park Baseball Diamonds Could Be Cut In Half After Some Neighbors Oppose It

The Welles Park Parents Association is revising its proposal to just two fields after a small group of neighbors said the plan to add lights would be too disruptive to the neighborhood.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

West Side Roller Rink Plan Aims To Reclaim Area From Violent Crime, But Some Worry It’ll Put Kids In Harm’s Way

West Garfield Park residents can weigh in on the plan at a town hall Monday night.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

After Visitors Flock To Montrose Beach To See Monty And Rose, Officials Fence Off Dunes Natural Area

After the much-hyped return of Monty and Rose, birders and photographers flocked to the lakefront to get a look. Now the area is fenced off so the couple can find a nesting place.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

How Can K-Town’s Franklin Park Be Improved? Residents Can Weigh In With This Survey

A West Side group is trying to make the underused Franklin Park safer, more walkable and more welcoming. "I want it to be improved so it looks nice, like the parks look in more affluent neighborhoods."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Help Neighbors Clean Up East Ukrainian Village, West Town Parks This Weekend

Volunteers will receive a free lunch catered by Ukrainian Village restaurant TaKorea Cocina.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

After More Than 20 Years Of Work, Community Farm Coming To La Villita Park Next Year: ‘It’s A Dream Come True’

The farm, which once was the site of a roofing manufacturer, will have a worker-owned cooperative portion, a community fruit orchard and bilingual Spanish-English urban agriculture training.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Montrose Beach Natural Area Will Expand To Protect Piping Plover Nesting Grounds, Park District Says

The Park District has approved a measure adding 3 acres of beach space favored by the piping plovers to the Montrose Dune Natural Area.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Lollapalooza Could Return This Summer If COVID-19 Cases Decline, Fest Co-Founder Says

The city isn’t making any promises fests will happen, but Lollapalooza organizers have an administrative hold on Grant Park July 14-Aug. 6.

Citywide

Park District’s First Campsite, Trail With Boardwalks Coming To Big Marsh Park After City Council’s Approval

Aldermen approved $1.5 million in TIF funds to build an accessible trail around the Far South Side park's perimeter, camping platforms, picnic pavilions and more at Wednesday's City Council meeting.

South Chicago, East Side

Nighttime Welles Park Ballgames Would Be Great For Kids And Businesses, Lincoln Square Group Says — But Some Neighbors Torn

The Welles Park Parents Association is behind the plan to add lights to the field, allowing for night games and practices for youth baseball and softball players. But some nearby residents are worried about noise, traffic and light pollution.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Park District Programs For Spring Start Registration Monday

There are fewer spots available this spring for in-person programs because attendees must social distance.

Citywide

Here’s How You Can Make A Reservation To Visit The Reopened Garfield Park Conservatory This Month

Visitors to the conservatory can reserve timed-entry slots to accommodate social distancing and a lower capacity. “Nature provides proven physical and mental health benefits, especially during periods of stress.”

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chicago Park District Programs Returning After Being Suspended Due To Coronavirus

People who participate in programs will be required to take safety precautions, though, like wearing masks and staying socially distant.

Citywide

To Protect Chicago’s Piping Plovers, Group Wants Montrose Beach Nesting Ground Added To Nature Preserve

The endangered piping plovers have chosen a sliver of Montrose Beach as their yearly nesting ground. The space should be added to the nearby dunes natural area, conservationists say.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

With Lincoln Park’s North Pond In Danger Of Drying Up, Group Seeks To Raise $7 Million To Restore Cherished Waterway

Unregulated erosion is making the pond too shallow to keep up with how quickly its water is evaporating, environmental activists say. Without intervention, its "days are numbered."

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Chicago History Museum Unveils Final Plans For Plaza Renovation, History Trail Construction

The Chicago History Museum's $10 million park beautification project could be finished by October.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Park District Cancels In-Person Programs Due To Coronavirus, But Parks Remain Open

Park programs are canceled, but field houses will remain open during their regular hours so people can use their bathrooms and use the spaces for shelter.

Citywide

West Side Park Officially Renamed For Frederick And Anna Murray Douglass

The Park District finalized the renaming after previously stripping the name of Civil War-era Senator Stephen A. Douglas from the park.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Fixing ‘Lake Wellington’: City Starts Construction On Turf Field Near Diversey Driving Range To Limit Flooding

Crews were outside Monday moving land to install an artificial turf field and raise the land's elevation to help prevent the parkland from flooding.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Jackson Park Harbor Getting $3 Million Fix To Better Protect Lakefront Trail From Flooding

The pedestrian portion of the Lakefront Trail in the area has been closed indefinitely due to flooding caused by a breached wall, forcing cyclists and pedestrians to share a path.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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