Monday, January 27, 2014

Will You Help Us Celebrate our Park Advocates on February 6?


the Dates!
Thursday, February 6
Friends of the Parks'
39th Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon
Chicago Cultural Center

March 13
Friends of the Parks'
Walter Netsch Lecture
Chicago Cultural Center

March 29
Friends of the
Park Advisory Council Conference
South Shore Cultural Center

Saturday, April 26
Friends of the Parks'
2014 Earth Day Parks & Preserves Clean Up
Saturday, June 21& Sunday, June 22
L.A.T.E Ride
Saturday, September 27
National Public Lands Day
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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
at its
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.

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