- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Riot Fest Contractor Quits After ‘Disrespectful’ Meeting Fuels Tensions Between Fest Organizers, Neighbors
Riot Fest management apologized to residents after a poorly planned community meeting ruffled the feathers of Douglass Park neighbors. A new community meeting will be held.
West Siders Petition To Boot Riot Fest, Lyrical Lemonade And Heatwave From Douglass Park
A third major event, the Heatwave Festival, debuted this weekend at Douglass Park. Some residents are frustrated they are fenced out of their neighborhood park for weeks of the summer so private companies can profit.
After Douglass Park Renamed, Panel Will Review North Lawndale Monuments — And Propose New Ones — Wednesday
Citing Stephen Douglas' racist past, students successfully rallied to rename a park for Frederick and Anna Murray Douglass last summer. Now, local leaders will rethink old monuments and imagine new ones "that reflect our history for generations to come."
How Did These Students Get The City To Change The Name Of Douglass Park? They Built Collective Power And Didn’t Back Down
Students made history by pushing city officials to rename Douglas Park. They shared the lessons they learned with Block Club Chicago — and gave advice to other young organizers.
Douglas Park Signs Come Down To Make Way For New Name: Frederick And Anna Murray Douglass Park
The signs were removed just a day after the Park District Board voted to remove the name of Stephen Douglas from the park.
Douglas Park Is No More, Clearing Way To Honor Abolitionists Frederick And Anna Murray Douglass
The board will rename the park after a 45-day public comment period.
How Should Chicago Rename Its Public Parks? Here’s How To Weigh In With Your Ideas
The changes come after a years-long effort to change Douglas Park to Douglass Park in honor of abolitionists Frederick Douglass and Anna Murray-Douglass.
Douglas Park Will Be Renamed For Frederick Douglass, But Students Pushing For Change Say They Were Left Out
Youth organizers were not notified about the board meeting and were not invited to speak with the board about their proposal before it voted.
Douglas Park Will Be Renamed For Frederick Douglass, Park District Board Says: ‘We Have Heard You’
After West Side students lobbied for the change for years, the Park District Board unanimously voted to start the park renaming process Wednesday.
Will Douglas Park Be Renamed For Frederick Douglass? After Years Of Student Activism, Park District Calls Emergency Meeting To Decide
West Side students lobbied the city to rename the park for years to no avail. But after protesters tried to pull down the Columbus statue, the city is listening.
Douglas Park Should Honor Frederick Douglass, Not A White Supremacist, West Side Students Say
For years, students have tried to rename the park for the famed abolitionist who was formerly enslaved. They are relaunching their campaign Saturday with a teach-in at the park and a fundraiser.
Should Chicago Tear Down Columbus Statues And Other Monuments? Aldermen Planning Ordinance To Do That
Two aldermen want to remove the city's two Christopher Columbus statues and the Balbo monument outside of Soldier Field, and they hope to rename Douglas Park on the West Side.
Stephen Douglas Park Is Now Frederick Douglass Park Thanks To A Rogue Painter Who Changed The Signs
After years of asking the Park District to rename Douglas Park to no avail, someone took matters into their own hands.
Here’s How NOT To Be A Rude Jerk At Riot Fest, According To Douglas Park Neighbors
North Lawndale neighbors weighed in on everything from public urination (you monster!) to getting involved locally after the fest closes.
There’s A Poem Hidden In This New 150-Foot-Long Word Search In Douglas Park
"It's really promoting the power of words, and it also is promoting the power of poetry."
Douglas Park Is Getting Its Mini-Golf Course Back After Students, Artists Step Up To Save It
Lawndale artist Haman Cross got the ball rolling, and student artists helped design a complete course overhaul.
Cinespace Is ‘Trying To Take Over’ Our Neighborhood, Furious West Side Residents Tell Aldermen
Plans for a closed Cinespace campus have been years in the making, but the street closures put pedestrians in harm's way, neighbors say.