JPAC Web/Jackson Park website logo

JPAC- protecting nature, preserving history, supporting recreation
Jackson Park, Chicago in hydepark.org, with JPAC information and links to Newsletters and a large array of specialty pages

MEETINGS AND EVENTS details.
PUBLIC MTGS on Jackson Park environmental (NEPA)and NPS urban park rec. reviews -next tba.
Workdays- Wooded I tent. Oct. 27?, Bobolink
Oct. 31 4:30 pm JPAC celebrates 125th anniv. of Col. Expo with camp kids from several parks. Fieldhouse.
White City tours Sats at 11 (see details may be done for 2018).
Direct link to mobile phone ap tour "Jackson Park in Your Pocket"- https://explore.vamonde.com/adventure/jackson_park_in_your_pocket/1/76

NEWS AND BULLETINS PAGE. Section 106 review mtgs tba. MINUTES AND RESOLUTIONS
SEE about OPC, roads et al- go to Obama Center page and Section 106 page in this website and update page

Reach Jackson Park 773 256-0903. Bobbie Beckam, Supervisor. South Region 312 747-7661. More park and contact details
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com- look for the Jackson Park page there.

Note: All booking of private events/permits: contact the park supervisor- 773 256-0903 then downtown Park Services.
Call 312 742-5369 Chicago Park District Park Services. Better: Go to http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com and click permits/special events.
Chicago Park District Security (312) 474-2193. or thomas.snooks@chicagoparkdistrict.com. Always 911 if serious or danger.
WHAT'S HERE: GENERAL INFO AND LINKS. INDEX AND NAVIGATOR. EVENTS/WHAT'S NEXT. ABOUT JACKSON PARK.
2018 JPAC MEMBERSHIP FORM
New link to Bobolink Meadow workdays and volunteering- http://www.bobolinkvolunteers.org. Workday May 12 9 am.
Minutes and Resolutions (incl. now May 2018)

INDEX TO NEWSLETTERS.
MAY 2018. JUNE 2018. JULY 2018. AUGUST 2018. SEPTEMBER 2018. OCTOBER 2018.

See meetings and events- (INCL. UPCOMING ON OBAMA CENTER. So Lakefront Plan, golf, federal reviews.)
Summer schedule of events in pdf

Find latest on Darrow Bridge in the JPAC News and Bulletins page.

Link to Archeological Survey in Jackson Park (announced Nov 2017)- https://tinyurl.com/JPImprovements.

LINKS TO PARK DISTRICT ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS SUBMITTED TO SUPT KELLY AT THE JAN. 9 2017 JPAC MEETING (and in the future at the January 24 ward meeting) and to SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS are in the Park District website (chicagoparkdistrict.com) homepage (updates) or go to News and Events and find them in the Jackson Park or South Shore Cultural Center park pages.
Oral questions and answers from the January 9 JPAC meeting will be in the February Newsletter.
FIND COMMENTS, ANSWERS AND MORE FOR THE JUNE-JULY PHASE I PUBLIC MEETINGS ON FRAMEWORK-GOLF-OBAMA CTR. in www.southlakefrontplan.com.

Obama Presidential Center- https://obama.org/updates/ (incl. /communitycommitment), www.cityofchicago.org/ops

Link to a wonderful New York Times article on how great parks make great cities and neighborhoods.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/12/arts/design/chicago-philadelphia-parks-rahm-emanuel.html


TO NEWS AND BULLETINS PAGE.
Including facts and rumors on Darrow Bridge historic restoration
Run of meeting MINUTES AND RESOLUTIONS including now May 2018

PROJECT 120 and Skylanding (& Project 120's Skylanding site)
GLFER ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION
PROJECT.

Obama Center. New- Section 106 Envir/Historic Review for OPC. Short updage page
Golf proposal.
A Timeline of Jackson Park. History and historic features.
New- 1978 proposal on the Japanese Garden and Ho-o-den by Hyde Parker and past JPAC and HPKCC officer George Cooley.

JPAC'S FACEBOOK PAGE- (please like us) https://www.facebook.com/JacksonParkAdvisoryCouncil/
JPAC'S OFFICIAL WEBSITE- jacksonparkadvisorycouncil.org. ....events/ (LOTS OF NEW FEATURES! AND PICTURES)
JACKSON PARK IN YOUR POCKET APP narrated tour- hosted in vamonde.com
A GREAT NEW VIDEO BY CPD OF OUR APRIL 23 2016 EARTH DAY TRAIL WORKDAY!
Workdays- including groups!-page with HOW TO BOOK, regular schedule, log of 2016.
New link to Bobolink Meadow workdays and volunteering- http://www.bobolinkvolunteers.org. Workday Aug 11 9 am.
Bylaws links to

More workdays
COME CELEBRATE THE PEACE HEADS now installed west of the Iowa Building.
Wooded Island Access opened permanently, visit Skylanding
Next JPAC meeting October 8 at La Rabida

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This website is a part of Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference website, hydepark.org (Hyde Park Record).
It is not the official website of the Advisory Council (although it houses much of the material of JPAC) nor of Chicago Park District.
Jackson park site webmaster: Gary Ossewaarde, 773 947-9541.
HPKCC Hyde Park Record site administrator: Gary Ossewaarde, George Rumsey).
Visit hydepark.org home, parks home

Calendar is now up and running in JPAC's raved-about website, jacksonparkadvisorycouncil.org/events. (to go directly to January calendar add after events/2018-cal)
You can print the membership form and mail it in.

Participation/becoming a member.

OFFICERS elected December 2017. President Louise McCurry, Vice President Anne Marie Miles, Secretary Gary Ossewaarde, Treasurer Dwight Powell. Auxiliary board members: Jake Young (membership and media); Norm Bell & Gail Parry and Jerry Levy (Nature Committee and Site Stewards). Fran Vandervoort was voted Nature Trail Steward at the May 2016 meeting. Programs Dawn Posey. Transportation Sharon Lewis. Relay safety concerns to Kenneth Newman at refgkcoach@gmail.com.

JPAC golf proposal review committee July 17 report- conditional endorsement of golf consolidation project.
Read in pdf.

LINK TO PARK DISTR ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS SUBMITTED TO SUPT KELLY AT THE JAN. 9 MEETING. http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/assets/1/7/Q_A_from_1-9-17_Jackson_Park_Advisory_Council_Mtg.pdf

Meetings on revised CDOT and park projects and South Framework Plan will be announced.

We are pleased to announce that Wooded Island was opened permanently for all visitors. Best parking is near the south end. Fences The fences are now mostly down.

Darrow Bridge "sale offer" was mistaken offer of left over materials- will be replicated .
December 13, 2017.
Darrow Bridge offered “for sale,” per CDOT interpretation of law when a replication not reconstruction… countermanded from Landmarks Comission and state preservation agency.
The bad news is CDOT has determined that little if any of the currently-closed historic Columbia (aka Clarence Darrow Memorial) bridge is in condition to be reused—in which case the old must be offered to a party that might reconstruct it elsewhere under strict conditions. Up to 95% of the stones are assessed fractured or otherwise unsalvageable and metal is rusted. We expect to hear more on the basis and evidence for the determination that the new bridge needs to be a structure of new material (a “replication” rather than one of the higher legal “solutions”- reconstruction, repair, or rehabilitation.) A guess is that CDOT considers there is not enough usable material, and mixing to be too costly and/or structurally dubious. Certainly, we hope, at least that some of the visible, very historic ornamentals such as some railings can be incorporated.
In March agreement between historic agencies and CDOT stipulted the deck will be new, as will concrete pylons covered with as much of the original stones as usable and available.

The bridge is historic under National Register standards and is a state bridge. The whole park was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and also became a Chicago Landmark as part of the Museum of Science and Industry designation. It was first built in 1880 by Burnham and Root as East (or North Pond) bridge, underwent at least two major reconstructions and expansions for and shortly after the World’s Fair, and was twice repaired in the 20th century. In 1957 it gained the further cachet of being named the Clarence Darrow Memorial Bridge. Qualifying features include its unique balustrades and its truss style typical of bridges placed throughout the Columbian Exposition but later demolished or replaced.

It is also a key connector across the park, and the paths all the way between Stony Island and the Lakefront are considered part of this project. Olmsted twice incorporated it into his plans of curving pathways, in this case then intended to carry light touring traffic in an oval defining the north sector of the park. Its vistas, as Olmsted intended, are among the most stunning in the park. And Clarence Darrow, a community and national figure and intimately associated with the bridge, adds great luster and is the occasion for a major annual gathering at the bridge (where his ashes were scattered) on the anniversary of his death March 13, 1938.

The replacement must be historically true in accord with the National Environment Policy Act and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Under guidelines of the Department of Interior and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency there are four levels of repairs and reconstructions- in this case it would be a “replication,” meaning most or all the material is new but must be in accord with the old. Beyond the question of necessity for a completely new structure, is how much and in what ways it must be like the old. This is being wrestled by designers and in the series of public meetings already started. The new bridge will be just for pedestrians and bicyclists, and in any case railings et al have to be up to modern safety codes. Often, new materials are less costly or lighter, or the original materials (including stones from an original quarry) are not available. Another particular consideration here is public access to the underside of the bridge—in the various early versions it was sometimes open below, and again after the reconstruction of Columbia Basin edge c. 2004. But at other times the lower level was sloped and blocked, inadvertently preventing exploration and fishing but also preventing setting destructive heating and cooking fires. The bridge has already undergone extensive documentation including boring and tectonics and initial design options.

If not to be reused, the bridge must be publicly offered as a whole to anyone who can show in a proposal by 4 p.m. February 28 that they can finance and document the move and reconstruction of the entire structure and maintain and use it as spelled out under the Act. If no party steps forward and is accepted, parts of the dismantled bridge can be given to members of the public to use for educational purposes, not for resale.

When the bridge was closed as unsafe in 2015, JPAC led a drive to ensure its reconstruction. After fits and starts, approval and a $5 million grant was obtained through CMAP (Metropolitan Agency for Planning). Applications to replace the bridge have not yet been filed. Ongoing approvals are needed from the IHPA and other agencies, as well as public comment and integration into the Framework. Construction- 2019?

Dogs are prohibited in Natural Areas, which includes all of Wooded Island (including the Japanese Garden) and the Bobolink Meadow even on a leash. There is a minimum fine of $300. It's ordinance VII.B10a.

Of course everyone thinks their dog is an exception but a study in Biological Letters by Peter B. Banks and Jessica V. Bryant, showed that walking large or small dogs on leash made a huge difference. "Regardless of the type of area, dog walking led to a 35 percent reduction in the number of bird species and a 41 percent reduction in overall bird numbers, compared with the control. (People walking alone caused some disturbance, but less than half that caused by people with dogs.)" the dogs are predators to the birds even if yours is not so much.

Migratory birds are at grave risk of extinction, these are natural areas to give them somewhere to be on one of the great migration routes, they need all the help they can get, so please choose to walk your dogs on the 600+ other acres of the park.

ALSO THE DARROW BRIDGE ACROSS THE PARK AND TO PARKING TO ITS EAST IS FIRMLY CLOSED. More info: contact Jerry Levy at sjlevy@jeromelevylaw.com. The site has been tested, preliminary plans for historic restoration made, it is in design; approvals have been received from IDOT (which owns the bridge), Il. Hist. Pres. Agency, and in July 2017 the regional planning agency CMAP (which provides certainty). A public meeting and Federal permitting are among next steps. Money has been secured. Tentative date for work was given in May as 2019. Public meeting(s) and task force in 2018.

IN THIS PAGE meetings, workdays, events, links to much more including Newsletters...
JOIN, CONTRIBUTE TO JPAC- PRINTABLE 2016 FORM. Or go online in jacksonparkadvisorycouncil.org.

MISSION

PROJECTS PROPOSED FOR JACKSON PARK- Read more about the projects in Jackson Park News and Bulletins including Project 120. ACE GLIFER habitat.

JPAC is a nonprofit under the fiscal agency of the Chicago Parks Foundation.


The official, updated website of the JPAC council is up!- The calendar is functional- go to Events.
http://www.jacksonparkadvisorycouncil.org
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See the events calendar! And find JPAC Facebook.
Links to allied websites. About JPAC. Membership form. Our committees

Officers: President Louise McCurry (773 844-2225), VP Anne Marie Miles,
Secretary Gary garyossewaarde@yahoo.com 773 947-0541, Treasurer Dwight Powell, 773 288-4943, dwightpowell216@yahoo.com.
At large advisory for membership and web/media: Jake R. Young, Cherry Theard. Nature Tail Steward Fran Vandervoort.

INDEX navigator to THE JACKSON PARK PAGES in this website (NOTE- most are also in an index that pops up if you go to hydepark.org/parks/jpac (no extension)
INCLUDING THE NEWSLETTERS- that also has a separate index that pops up by going to hydepark.org/parks/jpac/newsletters )


Run of meeting MINUTES AND RESOLUTIONS including now SEPTEMBER 2018
and links to our friends- see more in hpkcc Parks other links and Green and jacksonparkadvisorycouncil.org

HOW TO BOOK A WORKDAY
TO NEWS BULLETINS AND ISSUES page (incl. proposals-Project 120 and Army Corps)
Army Corps Habitat project in its own page. March 6 2015 report from CPD project manager
Obama Library in its own page. Section 106 Env/Hist Review for the OPC. (City site https://tinyurl.com/JPImprovements)
Project 120- MOU for, Info in News page, project120chicago.org
1999 Framework Plan (find also at http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/assets/1/7/Jackson_South_Shore.pdf. And aout new process visit www.southlakefrontplan.org.

HERE: meetings

Becoming a member: Voting privileges begin after the second meeting attended within a year. The Chicago Park District REQUIRES THAT ALL WISHING TO PARTICIPATE BY VOTING, MOTIONS ETC SIGN THE APPLICATION TO JOIN AN ADVISORY COUNCIL. (They will be at meetings, or go to chicagoparkdistrict.com, in Search (upper right) type Advisory Councils, scroll to the Forms, print Advisory Council Member Applicatation, fill in and bring to a meeting-- the forms are kept on file downtown. You can learn much about councils by reading the other material there). That form is not the same as JPAC's membership form, which gives the council contact and interest information and records any contribution or dues that is given-- those who give are considered members. Voting is unrelated to contributions or submitting that form.) 2016 JPAC Membership letter and form. OR GO TO JACKSONPARKADVISORYCOUNCIL.ORG.

GENERAL MEETING--LIKELY TO BE MOVED TO NOVEMBER 5, MONDAY, 7 PM AT FIELDHOUSE, 6401 S. STONY I.
(Jackson Park Advisory Council normally meets 2nd Mondays at 7 pm at the fieldhouse, 6401 S. Stony Island.) All are welcome!
For information contact Gary Ossewaarde at 773 947-9541 garyossewaarde@yahoo.com

About our meetings and program: Our aim is to:
1. Create more diverse community interest and network for our park ,
2.Expand the number of positive active members who WORK and otherwise contribute and expand our vision and impact, giving an equal voice to communities and interests, developing new park community leaders and networking with park areas with no previous voice.
3.Notify the PAC and others of park needs requiring solutions in ALL areas of our geographically large park community. Great parks make great communities.
Our programs are reaching these goals. They provide experienced park activists like you a golden opportunity to make a real difference, inspire, educate, serve as a role model, and encourage NEW Jackson Park activists to continue the work we have started.
Thank you for your patience as we build park community membership and leadership for today and the future!
(modified from release by Louise McCurry, president)

MEETINGS, TOURS, EVENTS. (more) events
Summer schedule of events
(prelim) in pdf

Visit surveys and comment post walls from southframeworkplan.com and obama.org. www.cityofchicago.org/OPC.
Information about the IHAS Archeological Survey for proposed Jackson Park Improvements.
https://tinyurl.com/JPImprovements.

October 31, 4:30 pm. Celebrate the Columbian Expo at 125 and Halloween in the fieldhouse with camp kids from several parks. Enjoy Cracker Jack, Tootsie Roll and other treats introduced at the Columbian Exposition.

Oct. 24 9:30-lawsuit hearing at Dirksen Cthse
Oct. 25 10- City Council committee on transportation hears OPC master and use agreement ordinance. Rm 201A 121 N. LaSalle.

Meetings and Updates

(ENVIROMENTAL REVIEW- SEE IMMEDIATELY ABOVE.)
Section 106 Environmental and Historical Review
March 29 (occurred)- see in our page for findings, background. Possible next meeting in May.
The reports are at https://tinyURL.com/jpimprovements. Send comments to DPD@cityofchicago.org.
The actual urls of the Historic Inventory, Appendices, and Archeology reports are https://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/dcd/supp_info/jackson/2018-03-19-HPI-Report.pdf. https://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/dcd/supp_info/jackson/Appendices.zip.
https://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/dcd/supp_info/jackson/2018-03-19-Arch-Report-pdf.
And now up is a Tutorial on the Highway 4(f) review. More reprots will appear from the tinyurl website.
30-day public comment period ends April 19. The Effects assessment and possible recommended mitigations phase starts with meeting in May. Summaries of findings and background is in our page, www.hydepark.org/parks/jpac/Section_106_OPCMobilityHistoricReview_2017.htm.

Saturdays through summer 11 am from east end of Darrow Bridge- White City Columbian Expo tours.

WORKDAYS!!!

Special workday armoring young trees east of Columbia Basin from beavers- Friday Oct. 12 10am-1pm. (parking adjacent). Let Ms. Joseph know at the OpenLands sign up site, https://cerv.15/m?0254g3PwB9.

Related but not a workday- October 13, Saturday, 11:30 a.m. Russell Heinrichs, Director of Applied Ecological Services, will lead the public walking tour of the Wooded Island project and discuss the current work there. He will Update us on the current status of the plantings and project. Meet at the south gate/bridge to the Island. (Free parking on Hayes Dr., metered in the lot n.e. of Cornell/Hayes.

Bobolink Meadow usually 2nd Saturdays 9-12 Meet at south end. normwbell@gmail.com. 9 am-noon.
OCOBER 13. Meet at south end of meadow.
New link to Bobolink Meadow workdays and volunteering- http://www.bobolinkvolunteers.org. Workday


Wooded Island: Saturdays (us. 4th), 10 am-1 pm. tent. Oct. 27
Usually meets at south end of Island.


There are more in the details section
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MORE EVENTS/ACTIVITIES - (there more and updated and details- go to schedule in detailed events/activities)

October 13, Saturday, 11:30 a.m. Russell Heinrichs, Director of Applied Ecological Services, will lead the public walking tour of the Wooded Island project and discuss the current work there. He will Update us on the current status of the plantings and project. Meet at the south gate/bridge to the Island. (Free parking on Hayes Dr., metered in the lot n.e. of Cornell/Hayes.

More in Main events section



Founded in 1983. MISSION: The purpose of JPAC, an advisory body registered with the Chicago Park District, is to

Provide a forum for users of the park and increase community awareness and engagement,
Advise the park district regarding facilities, maintenance, program, and visitor experience,
promote long-range planning,
promote programming, activities and education about the park and its extraordinary history, design, and nature.
"PROTECTING NATURE, PRESERVING HISTORY, PROMOTING RECREATION"


JACKSON PARK WEB PAGES:
navigation indices
to subpages, links
(Visit also the official site http://www.jacksonparkadvisorycouncil.org/)
(A watch group site is not affilated with JPAC but prints information on the park and issues, jacksonparkwatch.org.)

JPAC gen info and about. Newsletters. Nature. History. Recreation & infrastructure. Photo Galleries.
In other sites. What's HERE

JPAC General, information, organization
Contact, Officer Information/Membership.
2018 MEMBERSHIP FORM
Join the Newsletter mailing list
(no charge)-garyossewaarde@yahoo.com.
Who We Are - Mission, Accompls.; Pk Treasures/Amenities; Guarding the Park
HOW TO BOOK A WORKDAY- contacts, regular schedule, and a sampler log.
Recent Meeting Minutes and Resolutions:
(Minutes start from 2006 - present up now, Resolutions from 2002-present)
Council Bylaws (rewritten Dec. 2010 as amended 2014 and 2015) (Markup showing 2014-15 amendments)
News, Issues and Notable

Also see below: JPAC's vision and goals and president's vision
Nancy Campbell Hays, past president, and naming of bridge to WI for
Eric Hatchett, past president, and naming balconies of 63rd beachhouse for

Our Newsletters online (Find the archive- www.hydepark.org/parks/jpac/newsletters)


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NOVEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTER. PDF PRINT (MAILED) VERSION
OCTOBER 2016 NEWSLETTER. PDF PRINT (MAILED) VERSION
SEPTEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTER. PDF PRINT (MAILED) VERSION
AUGUST 2016 NEWSLETTER. PDF PRINT VERSION
JULY 2016 NEWSLETTER IN PDF, JULY 2016 NEWSLETTER
JUNE 2016 NEWSLETTER
MAY 2016 NEWSLETTER
APRIL 2016 NEWSLETTER
FEBRUARY/MARCH 2016 NEWSLETTER
(no February meeting)
JANUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER
DECEMBER 2015 NEWSLETTER

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FEBRUARY 2015 NEWSLETTER and January 12 JPAC meeting open Library discussion in pdf.

JANUARY 2015 NEWSLETTER
DECEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER
NOVEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER
OCTOBER 2014 NEWSLETTER

SEPTEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER
AUGUST 2014 NEWSLETTER
JULY 2014 NEWSLETTER (See the meeting video of the July 14 meeting from the Herald- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qIxix3S4BY)
JUNE 2014 NEWSLETTER
MAY 2014 NEWSLETTER
APRIL 2014 NEWSLETTER
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NOVEMBER 2013 NEWSLETTER (no Dec. 2013 mtg. or nl, NO Jan 2014 nl but see in Mins and Resols)
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*Earlier minutes and Newsletters are archived by Gary Ossewaarde-- going back to the founding in 1983
(with gaps in the early years). These may be viewed by appointment. 773 947-9541 or garyossewaarde@yahoo.com.

Nature (particular places, thoughts about and plans)
Lagoons Lagoons History and Rehabil. Project. Award
Jackson Park Nature and Natural Areas News
Bob-o-link Meadow Story MORE IN BOBOLINK MEADOW VOLUNTEER WEBSITE (http://www.bobolinkvolunteers.org)
Wooded Island hist., decisions, prospects (hydepark.org). A Tour. Lost Old Oak
Birding and Bird Conservation in Jackson Park (a hydepark.org multi-page)
Paul Clyne report on importance of the fence at the WI Rose Garden and similar fences (acc. into record)
Avian Considerations for Land Stewardship Programs during Migration (JPCSC-Chicago Audubon) (accepted into JPAC record)
Wooded Island Restoration Plan (much superseded by ACE 2014 restoration project)
Newly planted Wooded Island list April 2011 review
To the Tree Inventory interactive website-
http://openlands.org/openlands_gis/html/Community_Greening/TreeInventories/Jackson_Park/WoodedIsland_
TreeInventory_Genus_.html
. Follow the instructions above the legend to utilize the map features.

(nature and general policy)

Nature/natural areas Activities, News and Issues (see there: Army Corps project 506)
Harbors, BEACH POLUTION/Swim Bans, Beach/Lake Pollution
From Whitman 63rd Beach Study '01
Framework Plan 2000-Environmental Recommendations
(whole Framework and in
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/assets/1/7/Jackson_South_Shore.pdf
Dogs on Wooded Island- see on new study: "dogs, nature areas don't mix."
Canada Geese in Jackson Park
Lakefront Protection Ordinance

Project 120. GLFER Ecological Restoration Project.

History (Be sure to see Timeline and History (which includes on the Viking Ship).
Historical Jackson Park See articles on The Viking Ship, an archeol. dig in the park,
an accidental find, Douglass marker, MSI, U505 Submarine move and more
Jackson Park Timeline

Columbian Exposition of 1893 (a hydepark.org page)
Garden of the Phoenix/Osaka Japanese Garden in Wooded Island
(there: restored Ho-o-den carved panels)
http://www.gardenofthephoenix.org/blog/2018/01/1978-restoration-proposal. View the proposal text and facsimile in pdf.
Frederick Douglass Monument
Korean 1893 Exhibit, proposal (cache)
Nike C-41 base (also an ongoing issue)
Monuments: Animal Bridge, Granite beach, 'Iowa' Bldg./Germania, Republic
63rd St. Bathing Pavilion landmarked, upper pavilion named for Eric Hatchett
U-505 WWII Submarine and its move and reopening at Museum of Science/ Industry

Policy, Recreation, Features, PROJECTS, and infrastructure
South Lakefront Plan- Jackson South Shore Framework Plan 1999. 2017 see www.southlakefrontplan.com
Proposed Project 120/visitors center in News and Issues MOU Project 120 and CPD 2015
Army Corps 2014-19 nature/Olmsted restoration with links to off. site. March 6 2015 report.
Lawn Bowling and Croquet
Jackson Bark, a new dog park planning, working for OK and see in jacksonparkadvisorycouncil.org

Obama Presidential Center with updates and public input and see links there. Mid 2018 updates
Section 106 Environmental and Historical Review JP re OPC about
Golf proposal and updates/public input and see links there
Project 120. SKYLANDING and see links there
Traffic Circle proposal for Republic statue intersection (note 2017 this intersection would be redone due to changes for the Obama Center and golf consolidation.)

CACHED:
Jackson Park, JPAC and Olympics 2007-09; Olympics homepage (a hydepark.org page)
Take The Field Artificial Surface Playing Field
cache- ACE sports facility proposal

Photo Galleries: (there are many photo galleries in jacksonparkadvisorycouncil.org)
Animal Bridge
Around and in the park: Site of Mary Rose Shaughnessy

Paved Granite Beach and Iowa Bldg. old views. Granite Beach and reconstr.
'Iowa' Building today
Lake Sh Dr and underpass work,57th-59th #1,
#2, #3, 63rd. So Lkft Access projs
Lagoons and lagoon restoration
Nike C-41 base
Osaka Garden/Garden of the Phoenix
(and to others)
Submarine move route and exhibit construction
Wooded Island
63rd St. Beach House and Schiff Play Fountain

In Other Sites:

Other JPAC sites:
OFFICIAL JPAC WEBSITE AND CALENDAR: http://www.jacksonparkadvisorycouncil.org/
Check in at Bobolink Meadow Volunteer Website. http://www.bobolinkvolunteers.org. Includes tons of information, pics, maps about the Meadow
Facebook- Jackson Park Advisory

In hydepark.org:

Parks homepage and navigator

Lakefront Protection Ordinance
( Osaka/ Garden of the Phoenix) Japanese Garden home
Parks outside links and resources index
Wooded Island prospects, work objectives

Park Issues
Birding home and Wooded Island Summaries,
Purple Martins, Monk Parakeets
Columbian Exposition
Green (and beyond) page, with links

Outside (find more in the Green page including naturalist allies OpenLands and Audubon orgs)

Chicago Park District and City of Chicago special pages- www.southlakefrontplan.com,
(Section 106) https://tinyurl.com/JPImprovements

Special: PBS has a documentary on FL Olmsted, Designing Americas Parks They have produced six short bonus videos for the film, which you can (or at least could) see now on the PBS Olmsted website. They have also produced a twelve-minute film for the Library of American Landscape History, which also will be on the PBS site soon. The film is called “The Best Planned City in the World: Olmsted, Vaux and the Buffalo Park System.” It is part of the LALH “North American by Design” film series and it is available now on the LALH website, as are two other landscape architecture films. I’ve put the links to both sites below.
Olmsted Bonus Videos. Library of American Landscape History Short Films

See the wonderful Chicago Park District You Tube on our 2016 Earth Day mulching the trail and explaining the Wooded Isle.

Project 120/Japanese Garden http://www.Project120chicago.org AND gardenofthephoenix.org- both sites rebuilt and greatly expanded. 1978 proposal for phoenix pavilion- http://www.gardenofthephoenix.org/blog/2018/01/1978-restoration-proposal

VIEW PROJECT 120'S AERIAL VIDEO OF THE SOUTH PARKS https://vimeo.com/146694398
JPAC's Project 120 page.
Opponents of Project 120 and other changes have a website, JacksonParkWatch.org.

Friends of the White City (Ray Johnson, Pres.)- http://www.FriendsOfTheWhiteCity.org
Friends of the Viking Ship- http://www.vikingship.us

Chicago Park District e-mail staff-1stname.2ndname@chicagoparkdistrict.com.
Jackson Park page in Chicago Park District website.
Museum of Science and Industry's website
Hyde Park Historical Society website
Friends of the Japanese Garden (Osaka Garden) https://sites.google.com/site/friendsofthejapanesegarden/home
Friends of the Parks

Alliance for the Great Lakes
Obama Presidential Library (U of C Bid)
Openlands (for more visit http://www.hydepark.org/parks/otherlinks.htm)
We encourage you to visit from TNC The Nature Conservancy the Illinois newspage, including volunteer and learning opportunities in the area: "Gatherings Online": http://www.nature.org/illinois.
Also Hal Cohen's blog, http://www.woodedisland. blogspot.com/ and others listed in the Birding homepage of hydepark.org.

To the Tree Inventory interactive website- http://openlands.org/openlands_gis/html/Community_Greening/TreeInventories/Jackson_Park/WoodedIsland_
TreeInventory_Genus_.html
. Follow the instructions above the legend to utilize the map features.

news and issues - (by itself) (incl. Darrow br. closure, props from Project 120 and Army Corps)
New site on the South Lakefront Plan and its revisiting 2017- www.southlakefrontplan.com.

In this homepage...

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In the Bobolink area donated to JPAC by Madiem Kawa of the Washington Park Conservancy in July 2012.

Next events, exhibits, Advisory Council and other meetings
full calendar

 

White City walking tours 2nd Sat in May- Oct , 11 am. Schedule in Friends of White City site. SATURDAYS AT 11 FROM EAST SIDE OF DARROW BRIDGE.

Meetings

Next council meeting (usually 2nd Monday 7 pm at fieldhouse, 6501 S. Stony Island)
JPAC General- MEETING OCTOBER 8, 7 PM AT LA RABIDA HOSPITAL, WITH CEL OF COL. EXPO AT 125

JANUARY 31 2018. GOLF PLAN CHANGES AND OPTIONS were presented. There has been little change since then and the meetings on the South Lakefront Plan- www.southlakefrontplan.com. Current Framework Plan can be located in CPD website under assets.

Meetings on park framework are basically done- - THE CONSOLDATED DRAFT WAS PRESENTED MARCH 13 AND 14 and will be further tweaked with the many interactions at boards and written comments given and still being taken at their website and with engineers' thoughts before presentation to the PD board, which occurred April 11.
southlakefrontplan.com.
AND OTHER REALTED MEETINGS.

Section 106 Environmental and Historical Review- see in our page for findings, background.
March 29, occurred- Section 106 Environmental and Historical Resources Impact Federal Review Meeting 2.
The reports (Historic Properties Inventory, Archeology, and Appendices) are at https://tinyURL.com/jpimprovements. Send comments to DPD@cityofchicago.org.
The actual urls of the Historic Inventory, Appendices, and Archeology reports are https://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/dcd/supp_info/jackson/2018-03-19-HPI-Report.pdf. https://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/dcd/supp_info/jackson/Appendices.zip.
https://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/dcd/supp_info/jackson/2018-03-19-Arch-Report-pdf.
30-day public comment period ends April 19.
And now up is a Tutorial on the Highway 4(f) review. More reprots will appear from the tinyurl website.
The Effects assessment and possible recommended mitigations phase starts with meeting in May. Summaries of findings and background will be in our page, www.hydepark.org/parks/jpac/Section_106_OPCMobilityHistoricReview_2017.htm

Army Corps restoration project information; their site:
http://www.lrc.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorksProjects/JacksonPark.aspx. Read JPAC summaries of earlier meetings.
All Island access is closed incl. Japanese garden. Contact Jerry Levy: sjlevy@jeromelevylaw.com. We hope for reopening later in the fall 2016.

Saturdays at 11 am. White City Tours.