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9/26/2015
When: 9/26/2015
10 AM to 1 PM
Where: Big Marsh
11599 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, Illinois  60633
United States
Contact: Byron Tsang

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The Chicago Park District is hosting a free public open house and tour of Park 564 (Big Marsh) for a behind-the-scenes tour showcasing the environmental challenges and restoration potential for the planned natural area at Big Marsh. Park District staff and project parters will provide information and answer questions about:

  • Plans for future site access, public enjoyment and recreation
  • Environmental legacy and challenges
  • Ecological significance and restoration efforts

Tours start 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

The tour will include a discussion of the phasing work and how Big Marsh will be turned into a vibrant natural area and public amenity. 

Limited parking is available on-site. The event will occur rain or shine. Weather-appropriate jackets, comfortable outdoor clothing, insect repellant and sunscreen are strongly suggested. Guided tours may include walking through rugged terrain and dense vegetation. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes or hiking boots are advised. Big Marsh is an unrestored post-industrial brownfield that is currently closed to the public and event attendees will be required to sign liability waivers upon entry to the park.

Contact Byron Tsang at byron.tsang@chicagoparkdistrict.com or Lauren Umek lauren.umek@chicagoparkdistrict.com if you have any questions.



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