Jackson Park Plan for Interpretive Materials

The Park District has engaged a consultant team led by SOM to help develop a plan to install interpretive materials or carry out programs to commemorate and present the cultural and natural historical contributions of Jackson Park and its use by South Side residents. The plan for interpretive materials may encompass different formats for interpretation such as a digital program components and interpretive displays. This interpretation is a "mitigation" of the impact of the construction of the Obama Presidential Center and related projects on the historic resources of the park.  Read an overview of the plan here >> Review the PDF of the proposed plan here >> If you have comments about the proposed plan, submit them here by August 5 >> ...
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Walk & Report

PLEASE JOIN US FOR WALK & REPORT! JPAC is facilitating an ongoing citizen-led study of Jackson Park entitled WALK & REPORT.  We need your help to make our park a better place for nature and visitors to thrive! The goal of WALK & REPORT is to document landscape issues & inconsistent maintenance throughout our beloved 540-acre park. JPAC wants to collect your observations of the landscaping and bring this data to the Chicago Park District (CPD) to assist in efforts to budget and schedule work.  The 2024 focus of WALK & REPORT is on three main areas:Landscape: trees, shrubs, plantings, irrigation, mowed areas, pond edges…Hardscape: sidewalks, paths, lighting, signage, fencing, benches, garbage cans, artwork/statues/plaques, drinking fountains…Parking: pavement, striping, flooding, sewer grates, broken curbs… In May, JPAC completed a WALK & REPORT pilot of approx. 35 acres in Area 1. Using phones we took pictures and wrote up brief notes about issues. Four additional study areas have been identified by JPAC to WALK & REPORT...
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JPAC Park Reporting Tool

The Advisory Council is now testing our new internal reporting tool to help us organize reports of problems in the park. Visit reports.jacksonparkadvisorycouncil.org to view and make problem reports. This site is a project of the Jackson Park Advisory Council. Its goal is to allow users of Jackson Park to report issues that they would like the council to amplify. The council will review issues periodically and decide on how to move them forward. We encourage users to report issues to Chicago 311 and the Park District. ...
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Metra Memorandum

Attached is the Memorandum of Agreement for work on the Metra station at 59th/60th Street - JPAC membership will be able to vote on signing this at our April 1 meeting. We are a "consulting party" and therefore we have a signature page, but it will have the same force whether or not we sign. Metra-59-60-Street-Station_MOA_FINAL_2-29-2024Download ...
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Darrow Bridge Documents

JPAC's Historic Bridge Committee received a copy of the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) fund request for the Columbia Bridge (Darrow Bridge) project. The committee is concerned that this funding proposal calls for demolition of the historic bridge and that the reconstruction will not respect the historic design of the bridge. Contact the Historic Bridges Committee to learn more or get involved. ...
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