PLEASE JOIN US FOR WALK & REPORT!

JPAC is leading an on-going citizen-led study of Jackson Park entitled WALK & REPORT.  We want to make our park a better place for nature and visitors to thrive!   And JPAC needs your help!  

The goal of WALK & REPORT is to document landscape issues and inconsistent maintenance practices throughout our beloved 540-acre park.   JPAC wants to collect your observations of the landscaping in the park, and bring this data to the Chicago Park District (CPD).  JPAC wants to assist CPD in their efforts to budget and schedule on-going landscape, tree pruning and maintenance for Jackson Park.  

The 2024 focus of WALK & REPORT is on three main areas: 

Landscape, Hardscape and Parking.

Each area is further defined below for what JPAC is asking you to observe and report on:

LandscapeHardscapeParking Areas
TreesSidewalksPavement
ShrubsPathsStriping
PlantingsLightingFlooding
IrrigationSignageSewer Grate
Mowed AreasFencing Broken Curb
MiscellaneousBenchesPond Edge
Garbage CansOther
Art Work/Statue/Plaque
Drinking Fountain
Miscellaneous

In May, JPAC completed a WALK & REPORT of approximately 35 acres in Area 1 (please see the map).  We walked and reported observations of overgrown areas at trees and paths, distressed trees with broken limbs, potholes at paths, and benches and fences with overgrowth.  Using our phones we took pictures of these areas, and wrote up brief notes.  We then uploaded this information to the JPAC reporting tool.

Four additional study areas have been identified by JPAC to WALK & REPORT for the balance of the summer.  8 weekend dates have been posted to the JPAC calendar for when our study leader will be in the field to answer any questions. 

WALK & REPORT WEEKEND CALENDAR 

AREA 2:  JUNE 29 AND 30, 10AM-12NOON

AREA 5:  JULY  20 AND 21, 10AM-12NOON

AREA 3: AUGUST 17 AND 18, 10AM-12NOON

AREA 4: SEPTEMBER 14 AND 15, 10AM-12NOON

JPAC is looking for your support and observations of all areas of the park.  We encourage you to WALK & REPORT on all areas of the park and bring the information to JPAC’s reporting tool or call 311 to report an issue.

We want to make our park a better place for nature and visitors to thrive!   And JPAC needs your help!

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