Chicago Park District Monthly eNewsletter: October/November 2021

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WBBM Radio: Planners Expect Big Things For Big Marsh On City's Southeast Side

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Planners believe a recently announced state grant is going to make a Southeast Side park a "major attraction" a

Chicago Magazine: 2019 Best of Chicago: Walk with a View Northerly Island

The restoration of the former Meigs Field brings preurbanization habitats back to life while offering grand views of t

Block Club Chicago: 38-Foot-Tall Agave Plant Begins Death Blossom At Garfield Park Conservatory After More Than 50 Years

The American agave, nicknamed Maya, blooms only once before it dies. And that's happening right now. Read  the complete story at:

Curbed Chicago: Cherry blossom trees in Jackson Park could finally bloom this week

The cold and snowy spring has kept the buds closed

Chicago Tribune: Chicago gets its own cherry blossom season: 160 trees planted in Jackson Park will finally be ready for viewing this year

The scene is familiar: billowing clouds of pink and white cherry blossoms hovering above gently rippling waters, with stately neoclassical

Curbed Chicago: 12 secret parks and gardens in Chicago

Early on Chicago adopted the phrase “urbs in horto,” as its motto which is Latin for city in a garden.

The Real Chi: Garfield Park Conservatory: breathing in fresh air and saying farewell to old friends

This week, the historic Scheelea Palm tree, a staple in the Garfield Park Conservatory since 1926, is being removed.

WTTW 'Chicago Tonight': Desert Plant Raising the Roof of its Chicago Home

For more than half a century, a plant at Chicago’s Garfield Park Conservatory has been growing slowly and imperceptibly.

Chicago Tribune: Time to say goodbye to Garfield Park Conservatory's 93-year-old palm tree

After decades spent inching up to the top of the Palm House’s haystack roof and finally outgrowing its 65-foot-tall home, the sun is settin

Chicago Tribune: Garfield Park's agave plant is having a growth spurt in the midst of a frigid winter. Here's why.

For around 55 years, the Agave americana plant at Garfield Park Conservatory has been growing slowly upward and outward, conserving its ene

Garfield Park Conservatory Agave Plant Flourishes Around-the-clock

A plant hailing from desert like regions that exceed 100°F thrives in Chicago’s temperature controlled Shangri-La

WCIU's The Jam: Exploring Garfield Park Conservatory

Today might be a cloudy day, but a stroll through the grant park conservatory will have you dreaming of sunny spring and summer.

Patch: Gill Park Playlot Opens In Lake View

The new play area includes four slides, six swings, a play house and many other features.

Chicago-Women Magazine: 8 Picnic spots in Chicago

With the summer getting closer, explore the top spots in Chicago for a scenic picnic.

Neighborhood.com: Chicago’s Neighborhood Parks are in the top 10 in the country

Chicago has a reputation for embracing greenspace and rightfully so.

Lincoln Park Zoo: Nature in the Neighborhoods

When you visit your neighborhood park do you pay attention to its wildlife?

Curbed Chicago: Which Chicago park should get a $20,000 grant?

Vote on three projects for NRPA’s Meet Me at the Park campaign Read the full story here: 

CBS 2 News: Garfield Park Conservatory Provides Escape from Cold

The Garfield Park Conservatory uses a decades old system to create the ideal environment for their greenhouses.

The City in a Garden Explores Park History

The book City in a Garden traces Chicago’s 175-year stewardship of its public parks, from Daniel Burnham’s “Plan of Chicago” to Millennium

The Atlantic Cities: This Bird Migrated Into a Skyscraper

One overwhelming early morning, Flint Creek Wildlife treated 129 birds that had been gingerly collected off the sidewalks of downtown Chica

Go Green: 10 Of The World's Best Botanic Gardens

Garfield Park Conservatory is ranked among 10 of the World's Best Botanic Gardens.