Chicago Parks

A Park is More than a Playground: Interview with Chicago Park Supervisor Rilan Betts

“A park is only as strong as the people that surround the park.” Sometimes people forget about the important relationships parks play within a community. Rilan Betts (left) is one of the youngest park supervisors in Chicago, and he is on mission to add some flavor within the traditional park model starting with the historical Jackie Robinson Park. But where …

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Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Grant Park

Known as “Chicago’s Front Yard,” Grant Park attracts millions of visitors every year. Stretching almost the entire length of the loop, Grant Park is one of the most recognized green spaces in Chicago. Even with its global popularity, there are many things about Grant Park you may not know, so without further ado, here’s an …

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Humboldt Park

Humboldt Park is a vibrant neighborhood located on the near west side of Chicago. Butting up to Wicker Park and Ukrainian Village, Humboldt Park offers some compelling reasons to “Go West, young man.” Continue Reading »