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Become A Part of the Albany-Whipple Park Advisory Council

December 22, 2009

FIRST MEETING: FEBRUARY 1, 2010
WHERE? HUMBOLDT PARK LIBRARY (NORTH AND TROY)
WHEN? 6:30-8:00 PM
FOR MORE INFO CONTACT: LAURA.UHLIR@TPL.ORG
 

Are you interested in helping to create and support a new park in your neighborhood? One, which will someday be an access point for the Bloomingdale Trail?

Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail, The Trust for Public Land and Logan Square Neighborhood Association are looking for enthusiastic residents to form an advisory council for Albany Whipple Park, where Logan Square and Humboldt Park meet.

What is an Advisory Council?

  • Volunteers who are a voice for the community’s goals and visions for its park,

  • Work with the park supervisor and other Chicago Park District (CPD) staff, but are independent from CPD,

  • Educate the community to take advantage of CPD’s programs and facilities, and

  • Assist in locating additional funding sources to enhance park facilities.

  • Work w/ Friend of the Bloomingdale Trail to ensure that the park is integrated into the Bloomingdale Trail.

What is the Time Commitment?

  • Meet at least once annually (many councils meet monthly or quarterly) and

  • Sponsor fundraising and fun activities.

Recent Events at Albany-Whipple Park

  • Chicago Police Department CAPS meeting and cook out, (14th Precinct)

  • Earth Day (clean up with Funston School)

  • Pumpkin decorating at the 2nd annual Albany Whipple Park Service Day

    Annual Community Planting and Pumpkin carving (sponsored by FBT and TPL) 

What are the Benefits?

  • You get to have a say in the future of your PARK! And connection to BT!!

  • Events are featured on the CPD website

  • Members are invited to the annual Advisory Council Appreciation Day.

If you are interested in joining, contact:

Laura Uhlir

The Trust for Public Land

Email: laura.uhlir@tpl.org

Phone: 312-750-9820

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