Friends of the Parks' is honoring the individuals and groups for their work protecting, preserving and improving Chicago's parks and open spaces on
Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 12:00 noon
39th Annual Meeting and Awards
Chicago Cultural Center - Preston Bradley Hall
78 E. Washington, Chicago
Please help us honor the following park advocates:
Alderman Toni Foulkes - Legislative Award For supporting the ERA Trail, Lindblom Park, the new playground in Hermitage Park and for expanding parks in the 15th Ward.
Alderman Danny Solis - Legislative Award For his commitment to new playgrounds in Claremont and Dvorak Parks, the new Ping Tom Park Fieldhouse and Harrison Park sports field.
Leslie Recht - Individual Award For 30 years advancing the design and improvements of Fosco, Rockwell, Bartelme, Women's and Anderson Parks.
Pritzker Traubert Foundation - Foundation Award
For donating $5 million to establish the Take the Field Initiative, which built 12 new sports fields in Chicago's parks.
6th Police District - Gresham - Advocacy Award For the successful three-year Peace in the Park Campout Program in Cole Park, in memory of fellow police officer, Thomas Wortham IV.
Chase Park Advisory Council - Park Advisory Council Award For advocating and creating park programming and building new children's playgrounds in Chase and Aster Parks.
Ed Uhlir - Leon Despres Lifetime Commitment to Parks Award For over three decades work creating new parks in Chicago and for the design, construction and programming of Chicago's award-winning Millennium Park.
Please join us for keynote speaker
President Toni Preckwinkle
Forest Preserve District of Cook County
In her 19 years as alderman, Ms. Preckwinkle has improved the quality of life of her constituent by providing independent, transparent and accountable leadership.