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2014 Earth Day Cleanup in the Parks

Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m. to noon Heads up for the 25th annual, county-wide Earth Day cleanup coordinated by Friends of the Parks. Our neighborhood parks serve as cornerstones of our community, and we encourage you to REGISTER below to be one of the day’s volunteers. Please come out and join your neighbors in this fun effort! […]

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Stewardship of Our Parks

Many Ravenswood Manor residents use our local parks, including Ravenswood Manor Park, Buffalo Park, and of course, Horner Park. But did you know that all of our parks need some local “TLC” each year? The Horner Park Advisory Council has a Stewardship Committee, and each year, it seeks volunteers to help keep our parks clean […]

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TreeKeeper Spring class

TreeKeepers is a volunteer program of Openlands dedicated to the care of Chicago’s urban forest.  An eight-week class (3 hours per week), passing of practical and written exams, and 24 hours of volunteer activity are required for TreeKeeper certification. Class topics include pruning, mulching, tree identification, planting, history, construction and soil issues, tree diseases and […]

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New bus stop requested

February 4, 2014 Alderman Deb Mell 33rd Ward Office 3649 N. Kedzie Chicago, IL 60618 Dear Alderman Mell, The Horner Park Advisory Council recently inquired about the frequently vandalized and outdated bus shelter on Montrose Ave. near the northern tennis courts at Horner Park. After some discussion over relocating unused shelters located elsewhere in the […]

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Jacob-adjacent CTA Land Parcel thank you

September 23, 2013 to: Forrest Claypool, President, Chicago Transit Authority Alderman Patrick O’Connor, 40th Ward Mike Kelly, General Supt. / CEO, Chicago Park District Dear Sirs, On behalf of the Horner Park Advisory Council I want to thank you for your leadership and assistance in the sale of the CTA property immediately south of Jacob Playlot to the Chicago Park […]

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Jacob Park Community Workday

New Jacob Park Chicago Plays! equipment

Friday, Sept. 27, 2-6pm Jacob Park, 4674 N. Virginia, Chicago, IL  Calling all neighbors! Volunteers needed!  Friends of Jacob Park, the Chicago Park District, Friends of the Parks, and the Horner Park Advisory Council are looking for 35 adult volunteers to help spread the new “Fibar” wood chips and celebrate the opening of the new playground. Come […]

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Horner Park Tree Survey documents

The following survey of Horner Park’s trees was conducted in March of 2002: Horner Park Tree Survey – Park Inventory Horner Park Tree Survey – Park Plan Horner Park Tree Survey – Streambank Inventory Horner Park Tree Survey – Streambank Plan

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Chicago River Day 2013

Chicago River Day 2013 at Horner Park

A big thanks to everyone who came out to lend a hand with riverbank cleanup efforts at Horner and our other neighborhood parks for Chicago River Day 2013! More than 25 people showed up at Horner to volunteer their time and energy pulling a small mountain of trash from the river’s banks. See photos from […]

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2013 Earth Day Clean & Green a success!

Clean & Green for Earth Day

A big thanks to all who came out and gave some love to our parks this year! A good time was enjoyed by young and old alike.   Earth Day Parks & Preserves Clean Up is presented by Friends of the Parks, in cooperation with the Chicago Park District. The Horner Park Advisory Council (HPAC) […]

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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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September 2021 Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the September 2021 HPAC meeting can be downloaded here. can be Thanks to everyone who attended. Our next […]

Coiled Serpent Mound Project

HPAC is excited that the earthwork mount sculpture Fololokah Cin Cinto (or “Coiled Serpent”) will officially be opening in spring […]

Saturday, October 23: Pitch in for the Parks @ Manor and Buffalo Parks

Horner Park Advisory Council will be hosting a Pitch in for the Parks cleanup event at Buffalo and Manor parks […]

August 2021 Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the August 2021 HPAC meeting can be downloaded here. Thanks to everyone who attended. Our next meeting will […]

Saturday, September 18: Pitch in for the Parks @ Horner Park

Given the turnout at our recent stewardship events, the Horner Park Advisory Council will be hosting a post-Labor Day Pitch […]

July 2021 Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the JJuly 2021 HPAC meeting can be downloaded here. Thanks to everyone who attended. Our next meeting will […]