Category: Chicago Park District News

Chicago Park District Board Meeting: Oct 10, 2012

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More Details and More Money for New Northerly Island "Camping Hub"

If you’re excited about Chicago’s newest camping destination–a completely redeveloped Northerly Island that was announced last week–you can rest assured that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is excited, too. On Thursday, they requested another $2.2 million in funding from the Great Lakes Fisheries Ecosystem Restoration, bringing the total project budget up to nearly $7... Read more »

Camping Comes to Downtown Chicago

Ever wish you could go camping downtown? A relatively obscure peninsula of undeveloped land that juts into Lake Michigan just east of Museum Campus has been in the news a lot this week. You might remember it as the controversial Meigs Field, a small airport until one evening in 2003 when former mayor Richard M. Daley literally destroyed it under... Read more »