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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IL 60618 Dear Alderman Mell, The Horner Park Advisory Council recently inquired about the frequently vandalized and outdated bus shelter on Montrose Ave.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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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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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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June 2021 Meeting Minutes

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

Saturday, August 14: Pitch in for the Parks @ Horner Park

Horner Park will be hosting another Pitch in for the Parks cleanup, this time on Saturday, August 14 from 9-11am. […]

2021 Season for Summer Concert Series Announced – Support Campaign Begins

The last year has been a trying one for all of us, and we’re excited to be back with a […]

May 2021 Meeting Minutes

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

Pitch in for the Parks @ Horner Park: Saturday, June 19

After our recent successful It’s Your Park Day event, Horner Park will be a host location for a Pitch in […]

April 2021 Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the April 2021 HPAC meeting can be downloaded here.