In Illinois, our supporters have helped

preserve 4,320 acres of open space

create a park or natural area within a 10-min walk of 163,713 people

complete 38 projects and are actively supporting 1 ongoing projects

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7 tips for city stargazing from Chicago’s park astronomer
Astronomer Joe Guzman wants to make one point clear—even if your view of the stars isn’t. “It’s a misconception that living in the big city means the night sky isn’t available to you,” he says, and he should know. As the Chicago Park District’s resident astronomer, Guzman is all about teaching city dwellers how to take to the sky from their own backyards, front stoops, or neighborhood parks.
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Illinois Assessment of Parks and Conservation Funding Needs and Economic Benefits
A new report, the Illinois Assessment of Parks and Land Conservation Funding Needs and Economic Benefits, estimates that forest preserve, conservation, and park districts will need more than $3 billion in funding over the next five years to meet land acquisition and capital needs
Take a trip back in time on The 606
Can you believe it’s only been a year since the opening of The 606? Already, this one-of-a-kind park and trail has made a name for itself in Chicago—connecting neighborhoods, snagging awards, and transforming the commute for pedestrians and cyclists who can now travel for nearly three miles above traffic.

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