773 256-0903. Bobbie Beckam, Supervisor. South Region 312 747-7661.
More park and contact details
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com- look for the Jackson Park page there.
Note: All booking of private events/permits: contact the park supervisor- 773 256-0903 then downtown Park Services.
Call 312 742-5369 Chicago Park District Park Services. Better: Go to http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com and click permits/special events.
Chicago Park District Security (312) 474-2193. or firstname.lastname@example.org. Always 911 if serious or danger.
WHAT'S HERE: GENERAL INFO AND LINKS . INDEX AND NAVIGATOR. EVENTS/WHAT'S NEXT. ABOUT JACKSON PARK.
INDEX TO NEWSLETTERS. DECEMBER online. DECEMBER pdf.
JANUARY 2017 online. JANUARY 2017 pdf. FEBRUARY 2017 online. FEBRUARY 2017 pdf. MARCH 2017. MARCH 2017 PDF. APRIL 2017 online. APRIL 2017 pdf.
MARCH 25 WOODED I WORKDAY CANCELLED
LINKS TO PARK DISTRICT ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS SUBMITTED TO SUPT KELLY AT THE JAN. 9 2017 JPAC MEETING (and in the future at the January 24 ward meeting) and to SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS are in the Park District website (chicagoparkdistrict.com) homepage (updates) or go to News and Events and find them in the Jackson Park or South Shore Cultural Center park pages.
Oral questions and answers from the January 9 JPAC meeting will be in the February Newsletter.
to a wonderful New York Times article on how gret parks make great cities adn
TO NEWS AND BULLETINS PAGE.
Run of meeting MINUTES AND RESOLUTIONS including now JANUARY 2017
PROJECT 120 and Skylanding (& Project 120's Skylanding site) BACKGROUND, UPDATES AND LINKS and to follow links there to sites.
MINUTES (incl. FEBRUARY 2017).
GLFER ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION PROJECT.
Obama Library. Golf proposal.
A Timeline of Jackson Park. History and historic features.
FACEBOOK PAGE- (please like us) https://www.facebook.com/JacksonParkAdvisoryCouncil/
JPAC'S OFFICIAL WEBSITE- jacksonparkadvisorycouncil.org. ....events/ (LOTS OF NEW FEATURES!)
A GREAT NEW VIDEO BY CPD OF OUR APRIL 23 2016 EARTH DAY TRAIL WORKDAY!
Workdays- including groups!-page with HOW TO BOOK, regular schedule, log of 2016.
Bobolink Meadow and workdays- http://bluestem.info/bobolink/
Bylaws links to
COME CELEBRATE THE PEACE HEADS now installed west of the Iowa Building.
Wooded Island Access opened permanently, visit Skylanding
Next JPAC meeting February 13 2017.
This website is a part of Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference website, hydepark.org (Hyde Park Record).
It is not the official website of the Advisory Council (although it houses much of the material of JPAC) nor of Chicago Park District.
Jackson park site webmaster: Gary Ossewaarde, 773 947-9541.
HPKCC Hyde Park Record site administrator: Gary Ossewaarde, George Rumsey).
Visit hydepark.org home, parks home
Calendar is now up and running in jacksonparkadvisorycouncil.org/events. You cand print the membership form and mail it in.
Participation/becoming a member.
OFFICERS elected November 14, 2016. President Louise McCurry, Vice President Anne Marie Miles, Secretary Gary Ossewaarde, Treasurer Dwight Powell. Auxiliary board members: Jake Young and Cherry Theard (membership and media); Norm Bell & Gail Parry and Jerry Levy (Nature Committee and Site Stewards). Fran Vandervoort was voted Nature Trail Steward at the May 2016 meeting.
LINK TO PARK DISTR ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS SUBMITTED TO SUPT KELLY AT THE JAN. 9 MEETING. http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/assets/1/7/Q_A_from_1-9-17_Jackson_Park_Advisory_Council_Mtg.pdf
A Christmas and holiday "thank you" from President Louise McCurry
This year we celebrate our first Christmas and Hanukah season gift to the community of a reopened Wooded Island, a beautiful park filled with new, safe playgrounds, replanted and renewed lagoon overlooks and pathways, renewed Garden of the Phoenix, Yoko Ono's beautiful world peace gift "Skylanding," Indira Johnson's inspirational "Peace Rising", the Jackson Bark, the safe, renewed 57th, 63rd, and LaRabida beaches, acres of pruned, replanted,and now visible, green recreation areas, a pruned and mud removed Music Court that is being used again by musicians, reclaimed and rehabbed abandoned tennis courts where our seniors are actively playing pickle ball, and harbors where our children are learning how to sail and swim, and miles of safe lakefront paths where moms with babies in strollers are now safely running from 56th to 67th street. It is with such gratitude for Your Genius and Hard Work at reclaiming and rebuilding a healthy, green, and inspirational Jackson Park as a Gift for today's children and tomorrow's grandchildren, that I am celebrating and sending best wishes as you are celebrating this Holiday Season!
THANK YOU ALL,
Louise McCurry December 2016
We are pleased to announce that Wooded Island was opened permanently for all visitors Saturday Oct. 22d. Best parking is near the south end. Fences will remain up to protect the new plantings but will not impede access to Wooded Island.
Dogs are prohibited in Natural Areas, which includes all of Wooded Island (including the Japanese Garden) and the Bobolink Meadow even on a leash. There is a minimum fine of $300. It's ordinance VII.B10a.
Of course everyone thinks their dog is an exception but a study in Biological Letters by Peter B. Banks and Jessica V. Bryant, showed that walking large or small dogs on leash made a huge difference. "Regardless of the type of area, dog walking led to a 35 percent reduction in the number of bird species and a 41 percent reduction in overall bird numbers, compared with the control. (People walking alone caused some disturbance, but less than half that caused by people with dogs.)" the dogs are predators to the birds even if yours is not so much.
Migratory birds are at grave risk of extinction, these are natural areas to give them somewhere to be on one of the great migration routes, they need all the help they can get, so please choose to walk your dogs on the 600+ other acres of the park.
THE DARROW BRIDGE ACROSS THE PARK AND TO PARKING TO ITS EAST IS FIRMLY CLOSED.
More info: ACE Habitat Restoration
page, or contact Jerry Levy at email@example.com.
THIS PAGE meetings, workdays, events, links to much more including Newsletters...
JOIN, CONTRIBUTE TO JPAC- PRINTABLE 2016 FORM. Or go online in jacksonparkadvisorycouncil.org.
PROJECTS PROPOSED FOR JACKSON PARK- Read more about the projects in Jackson Park News and Bulletins including Project 120. ACE GLIFER habitat.
is a nonprofit under the fiscal agency of the Chicago Parks Foundation.
The official, updated website of the JPAC council is up!- The calendar is functional- go to Events.
http://www.jacksonparkadvisorycouncil.org. See the events calendar! And find JPAC Facebook.
Links to allied websites. About JPAC. Membership form. Our committees
Officers: President Louise McCurry (773 844-2225), VP Anne Marie Miles,
Secretary Gary firstname.lastname@example.org 773 947-0541, Treasurer Dwight Powell, 773 288-4943, email@example.com.
At large advisory for membership and web/media: Jake R. Young, Cherry Theard. Nature Tail Steward Fran Vandervoort.
navigator to THE JACKSON PARK PAGES in this website (NOTE- most are
also in an index that pops up if you go to hydepark.org/parks/jpac
INCLUDING THE NEWSLETTERS- that also has a separate index that pops up by going to hydepark.org/parks/jpac/newsletters )
Run of meeting MINUTES AND RESOLUTIONS including now March 2017
and links to our friends- see more in hpkcc Parks other links and Green and jacksonparkadvisorycouncil.org
HOW TO BOOK A WORKDAY
TO NEWS BULLETINS AND ISSUES page (incl. proposals-Project 120 and Army Corps)
Army Corps Habitat project in its own page. March 6 2015 report from CPD project manager
Obama Library in its own page. Project 120- MOU for, Info in News page, project120chicago.org
1999 Framework Plan (find also at http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/assets/1/7/Jackson_South_Shore.pdf.
Becoming a member: Voting privileges begin after the second meeting attended within a year. The Chicago Park District REQUIRES THAT ALL WISHING TO PARTICIPATE BY VOTING, MOTIONS ETC SIGN THE APPLICATION TO JOIN AN ADVISORY COUNCIL. (They will be at meetings, or go to chicagoparkdistrict.com, in Search (upper right) type Advisory Councils, scroll to the Forms, print Advisory Council Member Applicatation, fill in and bring to a meeting-- the forms are kept on file downtown. You can learn much about councils by reading the other material there). That form is not the same as JPAC's membership form, which gives the council contact and interest information and records any contribution or dues that is given-- those who give are considered members. Voting is unrelated to contributions or submitting that form.) 2016 JPAC Membership letter and form. OR GO TO JACKSONPARKADVISORYCOUNCIL.ORG.
MEETINGS, TOURS. (more at linked including late additions to agenda)
JPAC General-APRIL 10, 7 PM at the FIELDHOUSE, 6401 S. Stony Island.
Agenda includes guests, regular, new, and old business and actions- including officer and committee reports.
Watch for public meetings with Parks Supt. Kelly on the future layout and programming of the park and with the Obama Foundation on the Center in Jackson Park.
(Jackson Park Advisory Council meets 2nd Mondays at 7 pm usually at the fieldhouse, 6401 S. Stony Island.) All are welcome! For information contact Gary Ossewaarde at 773 947-9541 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wooded Island Access is restored-- We are pleased to announce that Wooded Island is now open permanently for all visitors since. Saturday Oct. 22d. The gates at both the north and south entrances will be open. Fences will remain up to protect the new plantings but will not impede access to Wooded Island. Public access to Yoko Ono's Skylanding in the Garden of the Phoenix.
About our meetings and program: Our aim is to:
1. Create more diverse community interest and network for our park ,
2.Expand the number of positive active members who WORK and otherwise contribute and expand our vision and impact, giving an equal voice to communities and interests, developing new park community leaders and networking with park areas with no previous voice.
3.Notify the PAC and others of park needs requiring solutions in ALL areas of our geographically large park community. Great parks make great communities.
Our programs are reaching these goals. They provide experienced park activists like you a golden opportunity to make a real difference, inspire, educate, serve as a role model, and encourage NEW Jackson Park activists to continue the work we have started.
Thank you for your patience as we build park community membership and leadership for today and the future!
(modified from release by Louise McCurry, president)
Bobolink Meadow 2nd Saturdays 9-12 Meet at south end. email@example.com.
Learn about the meadow plus workday updates: http://bluestem.info/bobolink/. Next March 11.
MARCH 25 CANCELLED Wooded Island- When these occur it is usually on 4th Saturdays 10-1. Next March 25.
Jerry Levy. There is a workday for Wooded Island scheduled this Saturday, March 25th at 10:00. We’re going to have a load of mulch dropped off tomorrow so that we can re-mulch the center path. The weather prediction now is not good for Saturday but hopefully it will change. If we cancel I will notify everyone by Thursday night. Otherwise please keep it on your schedule. The mulch will be on the west side where the new road intersects with the crushed stone path (about midway north and south from the two bridges). If it doesn’t rain it could be warmer at least. Jerry
Founded in 1983. MISSION: The purpose of JPAC, an advisory body registered with the Chicago Park District, is to
Provide a forum for users of the park and increase community awareness and engagement,
Advise the park district regarding facilities, maintenance, program, and visitor experience,
promote long-range planning,
promote programming, activities and education about the park and its extraordinary history, design, and nature.
"PROTECTING NATURE, PRESERVING HISTORY, PROMOTING RECREATION"
PARK WEB PAGES:
navigation indices to subpages, links
(Visit also the official site http://www.jacksonparkadvisorycouncil.org/)
(A watch group site is not affilated with JPAC but prints information on the park and issues, jacksonparkwatch.org.)
JPAC gen info and about. Newsletters. Nature. History. Recreation & infrastructure. Photo Galleries.
In other sites. What's HERE
General, information, organization
Contact, Officer Information/Membership.
2017 MEMBERSHIP FORM
Join the Newsletter mailing list (no charge)-firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who We Are - Mission, Accompls.; Pk Treasures/Amenities; Guarding the Park
HOW TO BOOK A WORKDAY- contacts, regular schedule, and a sampler log.
Recent Meeting Minutes and Resolutions:
(Minutes start from 2006 - present up now, Resolutions from 2002-present)
Council Bylaws (rewritten Dec. 2010 as amended 2014 and 2015) (Markup showing 2014-15 amendments)
News, Issues and Notable
Also see below: JPAC's vision and goals and president's vision
Nancy Campbell Hays, past president, and naming of bridge to WI for
Eric Hatchett, past president, and naming balconies of 63rd beachhouse for
Our Newsletters online (Find the archive- www.hydepark.org/parks/jpac/newsletters