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 email@example.com. 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. APRIL 2017 online. APRIL 2017 pdf. MAY 2017 online. MAY 2017 pdf.
JUNE 2017. JUNE 2017 pdf. JULY 2017. JULY in PDF. AUGUST 2017. AUGUST in PDF.
SEPTEMBER 2017. SEPT. 2017 in PDF. OCTOBER 2017 IN PDF. NOVEMBER 2017 IN PDF. DECEMBER 2017 IN PDF.
. See meetings-
Next PAC meeting DECEMBER 11 2017 7 PM JP FIELDHOUSE. ELECTION (Details in meetings) and more
Link to Archeological Survey in Jackson Park (announced Nov 2017)- https://tinyurl.com/JPImprovements.
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.
FIND COMMENTS, ANSWERS AND MORE FOR THE JUNE-JULY PHASE I PUBLIC MEETINGS ON FRAMEWORK-GOLF-OBAMA CTR. in www.southlakefrontplan.com.
to a wonderful New York Times article on how great parks make great cities adn
TO NEWS AND BULLETINS PAGE. Including facts and rumors on Darrow Bridge historic restoration
Run of meeting MINUTES AND RESOLUTIONS including now AUGUST 2017
PROJECT 120 and Skylanding (& Project 120's Skylanding site)
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!)
JACKSON PARK IN YOUR POCKET APP narrated tour- hosted in vamonde.com
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 DECEMBER 11 2017- election.
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 can 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.
JPAC golf proposal
review committee July 17 report- conditional endorsement of golf consolidation
Read in pdf.
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
Meetings on revised CDOT and park projects have been announced- December 7 and 11- Frdameworsk Plan opitions and scenarios- December 7 and 11, 6-9 pm, South Shore Cultural Center.
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 The fences are now mostly down.
Bridge "sale offer" under required offer of left over materials- will
be reconstructed .
December 13, 2017. Under federal preservation law, if the existing structural material cannot be used to restore a structure to be historically restored must be advertised as a sale of the whole bridge to a buyer that can certify that they will reconstruct the whole structure in another location (as was done in Arizona with remains of old London Bridge)- not for sale or scrap. That advertisement is now being published in the Sun-Times (Weekend edition) re: Darrow (Columbia) Bridge. This is apparently routine, but lots of inquiries are being made. Unclear at this point from ongoing emails to CDOT managers is whether any historic parts planned to be used in the reconstruction have to be sold with the unusable. If the tender is not taken up, the unusable materials may be offered to the public who want to take them away such as for educational purpose- NOT RESALE. Study of the stones of the bridge in situ with geotechnology has shown that nearly all (reportedly 95%) are fractured and cannot be re-used in the reconstruction of the bridge on site. Chicago Department of Transportation personnel has confirmed to JPAC that Darrow Bridge will be historically reconstucted in situ substituting new stones for the fractured ones. CDOT managers told us that virtually none of the current bridge including metal is usable. Therefore, whther existing bridge is sold or not, all or almost all will be a replication.
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: contact Jerry Levy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The site has been tested, preliminary plans for historic restoration made, it
is in design; approvals have been received from IDOT (which owns the bridge),
Il. Hist. Pres. Agency, and in July 2017 the regional planning agency CMAP (which
provides certainty). A public meeting and Federal permitting are among next
steps. Money has been secured. Tentative date for work was given in May as 2019.
Public meeting(s) and task force in 2018.
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 email@example.com 773 947-0541, Treasurer Dwight Powell, 773 288-4943, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 November 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. And visit www.southlakefrontplan.org.
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.
General meeting--DECEMBER 11, 2017 7 PM JP FIELDHOUSE. ELECTION of officers.
(Jackson Park Advisory Council normally meets 2nd Mondays at 7 pm at the fieldhouse, 6401 S. Stony Island.) All are welcome! For information contact Gary Ossewaarde at 773 947-9541 email@example.comBy due motion, a slate was selected (At the November meeting. Additional nominations will be taken from the floor. )
President- Louise McCurry, VP- Anne Marie Miles, Secretary- Gary Ossewaarde, Treasurer- Dwight Powell.
Save the dates, possibley November 28 and 30- next open houses with options on OPC, Gof, Roads, Framework.
MEETINGS, TOURS. (more at linked including late additions to agenda)
Visit surveys and comment post walls from southframeworkplan.com and obama.org. More in the July Newsletter.
Information about the IHAS Archeological Survey for proposed Jackson Park Improvements.
JPAC General- JANUARY 9, TUESDAY, 7 PM AT THE FIELDHUSE.
(Jackson Park Advisory Council normally meets 2nd Mondays at 7 pm at the fieldhouse, 6401 S. Stony Island.) All are welcome! For information contact Gary Ossewaarde at 773 947-9541 firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
January 8, 6-9 stakeholders mtg. on Framework Plan at South Shore Cultural Center. Held: Dec. 7, 11. South Framework Plan - Options and Scenarios phase. December 7 and 11, 6-9 pm, South Shore Cultural Center. Note- the focus is on 3 options for the items usually in framework paland- active and passive recreational and cultural use and capital improvement, water use and quality, connectivity, etc. focus (there were NOT new iterations of OBC, golf, or road plans). According to release, the options will be "based on a reasonable balance of uses that also provide the greatest public balance." Explanations and chance to comment- www.southlakefrontplan.com. Current Framework Plan can be located in CPD website under assets.
Bobolink Meadow 2nd Saturdays 9-12 Meet at south end. email@example.com.
Learn about the meadow plus workday updates: http://bluestem.info/bobolink/. MAY BE ONE DECEMBER 9.
Wooded Island: Saturdays (us. 4th), 10 am-1 pm. EXPECTED TO BE ONE NOVEMBER 25.
Community Supper Jan.__ tba.
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)
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