Join a coalition of community organizations and individuals committed to establishing much needed park space in the North Branch Corridor for a meeting to discuss the proposal.

The North Branch Park Preserve
Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Little Sisters of the Poor
2325 N Lakewood Ave.
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

A new urban district of unprecedented scale is underway in Chicago along the North Branch of the Chicago River. Approximately 18 million square feet of new, mixed use development is envisioned with population projections that exceed 50,000 people within a few years. The economic benefit of this development for Chicago is significant. However, if a large scale public park is not integrated to complement the current vision, access to the Chicago River will be constricted by dense urban walls of high-rise buildings for people that live and work in them. The Chicago River belongs to all Chicagoans and access to it should be publicly guaranteed. Therefore, a 24-acre publicly-owned riverfront park and nature preserve is proposed along the east bank of the Chicago River between North Avenue and Cortland Street. This is the last large tract of land in the North Branch Corridor that could be assembled for this use.
Publicly-owned parkland is also important given the fact that more than 90,000 Chicagoans already live within a half mile of the North Branch Corridor today.