Let's FINALLY build DuSable Park!

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The 3.5 acre DuSable Park honoring Chicago’s founder, Jean Baptiste DuSable, is located at the confluence of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.  Though the park was dedicated thirty years ago by Mayor Harold Washington and the Park District and City of Chicago allocated/pledged funds, there has been slow progress on the construction of the park. This summer, we received word that the remediation process of the land would begin, and now we are pushing for timely development of the Park. 

 

DuSable Park is a critical piece of Chicago’s lakefront park system.  It provides additional green space while commemorating Chicago’s first non-native settler and creates an opportunity to educate the city’s citizens and visitors about Chicago’s history and origin. That is why it is NECESSARY for this beautiful space to finally be built with the following provisions:

  

1. The timing and financing of DuSable Park’s construction should not be contingent upon any other development projects.

 

2. All Chicagoans and visitors should have entry to DuSable Park from several ingress points, and the park should be subject to the same access rules applicable to all Chicago Park District parks.

 

 3. DuSable Park’s design should be based upon the 2006 original Framework Plan produced by the Chicago Park District.

 

4. The public-at-large should have input for the design and  future programming of DuSable Park.

 

YOUR SIGNATURE will finally help this park come to fruition so that the residents and tourists of Chicago can learn the true history of this great city! Thank you for signing and spread the word!

 

This petition is a collaboration of Chicago institutions, including the DuSable Heritage Association, the Bronzeville Children Museum, the Chicago History Museum, and the Friends of DuSable. 



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