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  • Team ChiParks Member Spotlight: Alyssa Mathias

    Team ChiParks Runner Alyssa Mathias shares “Why I Run for the Parks” “Chicago parks are Chicago treasures, and I’m proud to support them.” A few years ago I was hospitalized with a pulmonary embolism, and the doctors said it was imperative that I start exercising regularly. Well, a 5k turned

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  • Bench Dedication: Remembering Antonia Lozano

    The Chicago Parks Foundation offers a personalized bench dedication program to honor loved ones, celebrated community figures, and lifelong park lovers. Make your mark in a Chicago park by dedicating a bench! Antonia (Toña) Lozano’s favorite place in Chicago was the lake. She lived in Chicago for over 10 years, and

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  • Public Art in the Historic Jens Jensen Formal Garden

    Join the Jensen Formal Garden Working Group tonight Wednesday, July 19th from 6-8 PM at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture for an artist talk and reception celebrating the public art activation of the Jensen Formal Garden! Learn more about the event here. In 1908, the Humboldt Park Formal

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  • Chicago Park District Cultural Centers: Creative Hubs of the Community

    [photo: Janet Austin, Mr. Big Beetle Finds His Way, Indian Boundary Park] The Chicago Park District has 15 Cultural Centers geographically distributed throughout the city that serve as creative hubs for their communities. Each Cultural Center provides a wide range of offerings for patrons of all ages, including arts partnerships, after

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