• 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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  • Fundraising for Chicago Parks: Oz Park Tennis Court Restoration

    Oz Park is a bustling neighborhood space that people from all over the city come to enjoy. The park is situated in the heart of the Lincoln Park neighborhood and hosts whimsical Wizard of Oz statues for the community’s enjoyment. One of the most used attractions is the tennis courts, which are in need of […]

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  • Home Landscape Design Workshops – Wicker Park Advisory Council

    The Wicker Park Garden Club and Advisory Council taught the Home Landscape Design workshop to 40 students from all over Chicagoland. This class occurred during January and February of this year for 8 weeks on Saturdays. The class is funded by enrollment fees and is presented as a partnership with the Chicago Park District to enhance […]

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  • 2017 Park Advisory Council Conference

    On February 25th, 2017, 250 Park Advisory Council Members gathered at Malcolm X College for the Annual Park Advisory Council Conference. The conference is presented yearly by the Chicago Parks Foundation and The Chicago Park District to share resources and ideas to help Park Advisory Councils enhance their neighborhood parks.

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  • The Chicago Tree Project: Transforming Trees in Chicago’s Parks

    Artist Anthony Heinz May is covered in sawdust in the basement wood shop at the Lincoln Park Cultural Center. He’s spent the last several days methodically cutting branches from a Jackson Park tree into disks that are then further separated into hundreds of small cubes. After drilling holes into each of these cubes, May will […]

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  • A Year of Public Art in Chicago’s Parks

    Have you ever wondered about that big silver guy standing on the lakefront looking up at the sky? Or those painted and sculpted trees around the city? Or the red, dancing figure that recently moved from Douglas to Garfield Park? Well, wonder no more, we’re here to enlighten you! Throughout 2017, the Chicago Parks Foundation […]

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