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New Trees Grace Buffalo Park

On Saturday, October 26, volunteers planted two new trees on the north point of Buffalo Park. The Stewardship Committee of the Horner Park Advisory Council worked with a pair of neighbors to purchase a Catalpa Speciosa, and a White Basswood Linden (Tilia Heterophylla). Special assistance was provided by Even Shorr of The Care of Trees, […]

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Jacob Playground and Park See Major Renovation and Expansion

After many years of advocacy, Jacob Playground was provided with all new equipment, as part of the Chicago Plays! program, a partnership between the Chicago Park District and Friends of the Parks. The Friends of Jacob Playground, headed by Nate Hutcheson and Ben Ranney, helped to organize a fibar woodchip day on Friday, September 27. […]

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Please write your support of Horner River Project

Horner Park Riverfront Redevelopment

Update – Sept. 30, 2013 Comment Period Ends: 10/29/2013** Last Thursday night the Horner Park Advisory Council presented our case for proceeding with USACE’s riverfront restoration to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources who decide on the permit application for the project. We remain resolute in the conviction that this project will benefit plants, wildlife and future […]

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Letters of support: Riverbank Redevelopment Project

letter from John O’Connell: Dear Mr. Jereb, I would like to thank the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for this past evening’s gathering at Revere Park, allowing concerned citizens the opportunity to learn more about the proposed riverbank restoration project, and to voice their opinions and concerns on its merits and faults. During my address, […]

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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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IL DNR & USACE Open House

ILDNR & USACE open house

Paul Revere Park, 2509 W. Irving Park Thursday, September 26, 2013 6:00 to 8:30 P.M. Please come out in support of Horner Park. From the Illinois Department of Natural Resources download flyer (PDF) — NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSE NOTICE OF AN OPEN HOUSE BY THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, OFFICE OF WATER RE SOURCES […]

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RMIA writes in support of river plan

Ravenswood Manor Improvement Association

Ravenswood Manor Improvement Association Board Votes to Support HPAC River Front Redevelopment Plan September 17, 2013 Message from RMIA President, Joe Cesario: Hello Neighbors – The RMIA Board was asked to consider the merits of the long-standing plan to improve the river bank at Horner Park. The plan has inspired much discussion recently, and after a walk-through last […]

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New trees for Sunken Garden Park

New trees in Sunken Garden Park

The word on the street: The tree at the north side of the park is a Sweetgum that replaces the Horse chestnut that was taken down last year. There are three new Serviceberry trees in the SW corner that replace the Lilacs by the river access. And in the SE corner by the planter is […]

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New playground for Jacob Park!

Jacob Playlot new equipment Option 1

Update June 25, 2013 Please complete the online survey to indicate your preference for Option One or Option Two below. June 20, 2013 Our Jacob Park application to the Chicago Plays! playground renovation program was selected by the Park District and Friends of the Parks last month.  Two different playground equipment manufacturers have prepared custom design concepts […]

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Ravenswood Parks Fall Prep Day

Winter is coming! And your local parks need some preparation and cleanup. Saturday, October 17th, we’ll be cleaning up and […]

Unfortunately, No Horner Park Farmers Market for 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce we are unable to hold our market this season. 2020 was to […]

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS – 2020 Horner Park Farmers Market

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 Horner Park Farmers Market. Click here to learn more about our Market mission. Click here to […]

November 2019 Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the November 2019 HPAC meeting can be downloaded here.

October 2019 Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the October 2019 HPAC meeting can be downloaded here.

September 2019 Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the September 2019 HPAC meeting can be downloaded here.