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  • Art in the Parks: How to Install a Giant Flower

    Just South of Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park some very special flowers are in bloom. Out of the middle of a bed of boxwood and lavender two stems of perfect white orchids with bright yellow centers stand tall. Very tall. Like, thirty feet tall! These steel and aluminum giants are

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  • 1st Annual Windy City Adaptive Golf Open at Jackson Park

    Last Friday brought the Chicago Park District’s first annual Windy City Adaptive Golf Open to Jackson Park in partnership with the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the Chicago Parks Golf Alliance, and the Chicago Parks Foundation. This was the first-ever adaptive golf tournament to be held at a Chicago Park District golf

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  • Skinner Park’s Community Roots Demo Garden Wraps Second Season

    We’ve had a bountiful summer season here in Chicago, and there’s been plenty “growing on” at Skinner Park’s Community Roots Demonstration & Community Garden. Wrapping up its second full season of programming, Community Roots is a unique hybrid growing and learning space on the Near West Side at Skinner Park,

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  • Looking Back: “Saturday in the Park”

    Summer may be nearing its official end, but the Chicago Parks Foundation sure had a fun-filled season! One of our favorite new partnerships was with Chicago-based, women-owned cleaning products company, Jelmar, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its popular product, Tarn-X Tarnish Remover.  Coincidentally, this summer also marked Chicago the Band‘s

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