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.
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