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Green Open Spaces

This page highlights Southeast Chicago Green Open Spaces, which include city, county,  and state parks, forest preserves, and community gardens.  New parks are now being established on what had long been blighted industrial land within the city, transforming blighted "brownfield space" into reviving natural space.  

With the collaboration of dedicated environmental agencies and community groups, Nature is accomplishing in years what has often taken decades without such collaboration.  Thus, open space in Southeast Chicago is rapidly emulating the rebirth of Krakatoa, in the late 19th century, or the jungle-reclamation of the vast Incan and Mayan empires of earlier centuries.  

(A more-extensive gallery of “green” sites may be seen on our sister site, Calumet Region Sites: http://calregionsites.com/green-summit-tour-sites-/#previous-photo)

BUFFALO SENIORS INSPIRATION GARDEN, 8250 S. BUFFALO AVENUE


BUSH COMMUNITY GARDEN OF HOPE, 8459 S. BUFFALO AVENUE

DEAD STICK POND - 122nd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue


EGGERS GROVE SIGNAGE at 112th Street and the Burnham Greenway

HEGEWISCH MARSH -- VERNAL POOLS

HEGEWISCH MARSH SIGN

INDIAN RIDGE MARSH -- 122nd Street and Torrence Avenue

KINDERMORGAN PRAIRIE-INDIAN RIDGE MARSH -- 122nd Street and Torrence Avenue

LAKE CALUMET -- CANOEING 1

Lake Calumet -- Canoeing 2

MIRELES MEMORIAL GARDEN/VICTORY GARDEN -- 8911 S. Exchange Avenue

POWDERHORN LAKE CANOEING 

WOLF LAKE CANOE-HANDLING FAMILIARIZATION SESSIONS

WOLF LAKE I.D.N.R. EDUCATION CENTER DEDICATION -- William W. Powers Education Center, 12949 Avenue O






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