Monday, February 25, 2013

Free events, with your support

Please Become a Friends of the Parks'
Member or Make a Donation

and Attend our Free Events
Quick Links
the Dates
Saturday, April 20
Earth Day Parks and Preserves Clean-Up
Parks & Preserves
Friday, April 26
Parks Ball Honoring
Peoples Gas
Galleria Marchetti


The calendar marks that spring is less than a month away! When you shed your winter coats and head to the parks, please remember that Friends of the Parks works with communities across the city to make them safe and clean.
Did you know Friends of the Parks is offering the following lectures and workshops, free of charge?
Park Advocacy Conference: Our Park - Our Community and Special Security Summit
A free half-day conference for park activists and park advisory members to learn best practices for park programming, communication, security and special events.
Saturday, March 9 at 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
South Shore Cultural Center
7059 South shore Drive
Friends of the Parks' Walter Netsch Lecture - The Growing Worlds of Urban Gardens and Farms
Erika Allen, Executive Director of Growing Power, will talk about the new Chicago movement for planting edible gardens, hosting green outdoor markets and developing urban farms in vacant lots and in parks throughout the city.
Thursday, March 14 at 12:15 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington - Claudia Cassidy Auditorium

Please become a member or renew your membership to Friends of the Parks. Because public parks are essential to the well-being of children and adults, your support will be used for Friends of the Parks key programs:
  • Neighborhood Parks - helping advisory councils build safer parks
  • Planning, Policy, and Research - protecting our lakefront from encroachments
  • Education - training out next generation of stewards
  • Volunteer - cleaning and greening our precious public land

Your support makes a difference!

Thank you!

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