• Public Art in the Parks: The Burnham Wildlife Corridor Gathering Spaces

    Wandering along the wood-chipped paths of the Burnham Wildlife Corridor (BWC), visitors encounter native plants and wildlife in a variety of natural ecosystems. Unexpectedly, something unique emerges from the landscape: a spiral table, a ring made from interlocking butterfly wings, a philosopher’s stone, a collection of amorphous willow forms, a painted Sankofa bird with mosaic […]

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  • Loyola Park Advisory Council Presents Artists of the Wall

    About Artists of the Wall For 24 years, the Artists of the Wall festival has brightened the streets of Rogers Park on Father’s Day weekend, June 17th to 18th. The two day festival celebrates community and camaraderie through the painting of the 600 foot sea wall at Loyola Park Beach. There are 160 spots along the wall, […]

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  • Teen Leadership Connection visits O’Hare Airport

    On Saturday May 6th 42 members of the South Region Teen Leadership Connection (TLC), led by Chicago Park District Area Manager Sabrina Steward, visited the City of Chicago Aviation Department, the Chicago Fire Department, and American Airlines at O’Hare Airport. The field trip was a part of TLC’s vision to provide teens on the South Side of Chicago with a variety […]

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  • Spring brings Corporate Responsibility in the Parks!

    The Chicago Parks Foundation is proud to partner with businesses across the city that care about keeping our parks beautiful. This month we partnered with the Chicago Fire, LinkedIn, and Networked Insights. Spring marks the beginning of the corporate responsibility season in the parks! Check out what we have been up to, and get your company involved […]

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  • Team ChiParks Member Spotlight: Martika Bertucci

    The Chicago Parks Foundation welcomes all of our 2017 Team ChiParks runners! There are still spots available, join today at www.chicagoparksfoundation.org/marathon.  To kick off the training season, we connected with Team ChiParks member Martika Bertucci to learn about her motivation to run for the parks. Why run for the parks?  The 40th Bank of America Chicago Marathon […]

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  • Public Art in the Parks: Sculpture—>Garden

    In honor of Earth Day, today’s blog post features a series of biodegradable works of art from environmental artist Jenny Kendler! On December 21st, 2016—the winter solstice—the CPD public art team and Chicago-based artist Jenny Kendler headed out to Northerly Island for the first installation of Kendler’s Sculpture—>Garden public art series. Since December, these biodegradable […]

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  • 25% of the April Flowers for Dreams Profit Benefits Chicago Parks!

    This month, the Chicago Parks Foundation is partnering with Flowers for Dreams (F4D)! 25% of the Flowers for Dreams profit in April will directly benefit Chicago parks. To celebrate this partnership, we got together with Alex Davin, the F4D Marketing Director, to talk about the history of the organization and why they choose to give […]

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  • Run for the Parks at the IL Brewery Running Series!

    The Chicago Parks Foundation is proud to be the official charity partner to the IL Brewery Running Series in 2017! 10% of the series profit will directly benefit the parks that Chicagoans run in every day. The Brewery Running Series was founded by Nate Herrington and Morgan Jappe in 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for people […]

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  • Park Stories: Douglas Park Advisory Council

    On the unexpected warm and sunny Friday last week we got together with Latasha Parchman (pictured above with Angie, CPF Manager of Community Outreach), President of Douglas Park Advisory Council to talk about her new role on the PAC. The back porch of the Douglas Park Field House was the perfect place to enjoy the […]

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  • Public Art in the Parks: Mark di Suvero on the Chicago Lakefront

    On a warm and windy day last summer, artist Mark di Suvero looked on from the bucket of a cherry picker as his sculpture Destino was installed at 53rd Street on the lakefront path in Chicago. After a long day of work the last piece of the sculpture was finally set in place. Just then, a […]

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