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Parks and Facilities – Gurnee

“Gurnee Park District, a municipal governing agency, provides parks, recreation facilities and programs for its residents. The Board of Commissioners is made up of five elected officials, each serving four-year terms. 278 more words

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Travels with Charley: Getting my kicks on The 606

(Chicago, Illinois) When my sister proposed last week that we walk the Windy City’s celebrated elevated trail, The 606, I proclaimed that my bucket list was indeed complete, for I had heard about how the city had converted the Bloomingdale Line into a popular and pleasing park and trail system on the north side of the city, and I had certainly seen cyclists and pedestrians enjoying it as I rode over it on the Blue Line.  235 more words


The Future For Chicago's Most Remote Park

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Lakefront Trail is a paved path that extends 18 miles from Edgewater to South Shore.

Often viewed as the city’s most iconic park, it welcomes runners, walkers and cyclists from all over, including Eric Potash, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. 294 more words


What’s happening at Chicago beaches, parks and other summer events


Chicago boasts terrific beaches from the south side to the north side and beyond along Lake Michigan and even inland. This link gives an alphabetical list of them all including directions and information. 1,055 more words


WTF: Chicago Parks and Dasani

The Chicago Park District has partnered with Dasani, the plastic water bottle company, to raise funds for the parks. What??? Why partner with a plastic water bottle company when our parks are already littered with plastic trash? 180 more words


Monroe - 55th St S.

Adventures on bikes!

Snapshots from our ride from Monroe Street to Promontory Point along the Lakefront trail on the 4th of July.

Our original plan was a leisurely bike ride to Promontory Point and back before taking in a view of the fireworks in the Western sky from a great pal’s deck. 144 more words