Restored in 2002, the Ronan Park includes 3 acres of naturalized river edge habitat along the North Branch of the Chicago River [Lawrence Ave to Argyle Street, west of Chicago river between Sacramento and California]on City's north side. A wooded chipped path in the park parallels the river, making Ronan Park a perfect spot for bird watching or a nature walk.
In spring 2011, The Multi-ethnic Sculpture Park and Healing Garden in Ronan Park was installed. The park embraces our community’s multicultural heritage through the creation of a community space that is to feature a rotating schedule of sculpture, cultural activities, and free performances, as well as community-designed and managed gardens . Pieces created by artists Nenna Okore, Shencheng Xu, and Stephanie Stachura will be in the first rotation of sculpture.
Early planning for the project was initiated by the North River Commission, Cambodian Association of Illinois, Northeastern Illinois University, Lawrence Hall Youth Services, and many other community associations, organizations, and residents.
While there is no structured programs offered at Ronan Park, please check out the variety of offerings at nearby River Park!