About HPAC

Get Involved in Your Parks’ Advisory Council!
Help define the course of your neighborhood parks’ future. The Horner Park Advisory Council welcomes all neighbors and interested parties to  our regular meetings which are held on the first Monday of every month (except August) at 7:00pm in the Horner Park field house.

About the Horner Park Advisory Council
The Horner Park Advisory Council (HPAC) was chartered back in 1989 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization to lend Park User insight to the Chicago Park District’s Horner Park and its satellite parks: Buffalo, Jacob, Ravenswood Manor, and Sunken Garden.

We have very specific goals and directives and are unique in having several parks all with different uses under the purview of our council.  Our aim is to steward improvements that will allow our parks to be enjoyed by all park users.  Through community action we can keep our gardens nurtured, our playgrounds safe and updated with great equipment, our sports facilities maintained to current standards, and our park user experience a reliable constant that generations of Chicagoans have enjoyed.

Our website is designed to inform as well as to generate information.  We want you, the park user, to give us information we can act on. Chicago lives and dies by its neighborhoods, and our parks are a direct reflection of the surrounding people, homes and culture.  Horner Park and its satellite parks deserve to have the best representation from the surrounding community.  HPAC upholds that promise of representation.  As we tell so many people, having these parks is like belonging to a FREE Country Club.  So please come out and play, and then tell us about your experience.

About Chicago Park District Advisory Councils
An advisory council is a voluntary group of individuals who meet on a regular basis to support the effective functioning of their local park. Councils promote ways for the community to better utilize the Chicago Park District’s programs and facilities; provide communication to the Chicago Park District on matters relating to their parks; increase community awareness of Chicago Park District projects; provide the community with a vehicle through which park information can be shared; and assist in locating alternate funding sources to enhance park facilities. In an effort to do these things,many councils host events and other related activities throughout the year.The Chicago Park District encourages interested park patrons to participate in or form an advisory council in their local park. The Chicago Park District seeks advisement from councils regarding services provided to parks, needs, problems, accomplishments, and any other matters councils consider important to the operation of their parks.

See also: HPAC Bylaws, HPAC Officers, HPAC Meeting Minutes

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