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DFA Q&A #2

We have been listening and want to take a moment to address some additional questions that have recently surfaced.  Please look at our first Q&A article for answers to other questions that have previously arisen.  Will the proposed dog park area still be available to picnickers? No. Picnicking would be prohibited in the Dog Friendly […]

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Clean Sweep of Ravenswood Manor Park

A big hearty Autumn Thank You to the neighbors who came out on on Saturday morning, November 17, 2012 and put their backs into raking up 50 bags of leaves in Ravenswood Manor Park. We all enjoyed some bright sunshine and warm weekend weather while working together make our park a cleaner place for all to […]

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Sunken Garden Park Fall Clean Up

On Saturday, November 3, several residents of Ravenswood Gardens volunteered to help maintain and beautify Sunken Garden Park. Directed by Luke Ross, mulch was distributed throughout the park and native plants were added from the Northerly Island plant giveaway. Also, over 400 spring bulbs were planted with the help of Girl Scout Troop of Queen […]

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2013 Summer Concert Season Meeting

The Summer Concert Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 14 to discuss the 19th season of free summer concerts in our parks. Persons who are interested in joining the committee to help plan shows, and to raise funds to support the season are invited to attend. The meeting will be at John O’Connell’s house at […]

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Imagine a Dog Friendly Area!

These are pictures of one of Chicago Park District’s newest Dog Friendly Areas at Lakeshore East Park.  Turf was used around the natural setting of trees.  The design portion of Horner Park’s initiative does not occur until further along in the process, but you can get an idea of how a similar-themed DFA looks.  Of […]

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Beware the Emerald Ash Borer!

All citizens are alerted to look out for signs of Parks Enemy #1: The Emerald Ash Borer. The Emerald Ash Borer, or EAB, has been extremely destructive to our trees. Over 19% of Chicago’s parkway trees are ashes, and there is concern that 90,000 ash trees on Chicago’s parkways could die in the next five […]

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Dog Friendly Area for Horner Park

Please help support Chicago’s first and largest “grass” dog park! The Vision: 1.89 fenced acres at the South end of Horner Park to run along Irving Park from the river to California inside current walking paths, extending to the North short of the walking path. Canine grass surface (lead free artificial turf designed for dogs). Trees would remain. Additional landscaping may […]

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Dog Friendly Area Proposal: Q & A

Welcome Friends and Neighbors! In response to requests over the years for a dog park, the Horner Park Advisory Council has formed a Dog Friendly Area Committee (the “DFAC”). In addition to informal surveys of friends and neighbors, the DFAC conducted a written survey, which was on the Horner Park Advisory Council website for over […]

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Rokko and the Hat Closes 18th Summer Concert Season

On Friday evening, August 24, Rokko and the Hat provided two hours of uplifting tunes to close out our 18th season. Special thanks to Rokko Jans for another year-ending show with his former line up. We would also like to thank all of those businesses and neighbors who contributed to this season. It would not […]

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Soul Ensemble, Sometimes Family Wows Crowd at Ravenswood Manor Park

On Friday, August 10, the neighborhood was treated to the Soulful Sounds of the Old Town School Soul Ensemble, followed by the uplifting tunes of the Sometimes Family. A good crowd enjoyed a cool summer evening that had several couples dancing in the street (actually, former Eastwood). If you missed it, it’s your own darn […]

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October 2022 Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the October 2022 HPAC meeting can be viewed and downloaded here. Thanks to everyone who attended. Our December […]

September 2022 Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the September 2022 HPAC meeting can be viewed and downloaded here. Thanks to everyone who attended. Our next […]

2 Markets Left in 2022 – thru Oct 15!

2 markets left in 2022! We are OPEN 2 more Saturdays this season, October 8 and October 15, 9am-1pm. FREE […]

August 2022 Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the August 2022 HPAC meeting can be viewed and downloaded here. Thanks to everyone who attended. Our next […]

John O’Connell Letter to the Horner Park Advisory Council: July 16 2022

John’s letter is available here.

Public Meeting: Horner Park Field Renovation Plans

The Horner Park Advisory Council wants your input! We’re holding a meeting to discuss a proposal for a new synthetic […]