Chicago Park District

The City In A Garden

A Photographic History of Chicago's Parks

The City In A Garden: History of the Chicago Park DistrictThe City in a Garden: A Photographic History of Chicago's Parks by: Julia Sniderman Bachrach with a foreword by Bill Kurtis and photographs by Judith Bromely and James Iska published by the Center for American Places in association with the Chicago Park District, 2001.

One of America's best kept secrets is Chicago's historic park system. Even Chicagoans who routinely enjoy its diverse open spaces- from the magnificent lakeshore parks to intimate neighborhood settings- may be surprised about their parkland legacy. The City in a Garden developed in association with the Chicago Park District, is the first official history of Chicago's parks and it reveals why they are second to none in America and abroad.

To learn more about the history of the Chicago Park District, view the introduction section of The City in a Garden: A Photographic History of Chicago's Parks (pages 2-35), via the links below.

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