Grant Powers Teen Nature Program at Play Garden

Published July 8, 2022

The McKinley Community Play Garden has won a $35,000 grant from the 12th Ward for a teen nature program running into early August at the garden space.

  • McKinley Community Play Garden wins a $35,000 grant to support a teen nature program running into August.
  • 12th Ward selects garden for grant award alongside three other ward organizations.
  • Play garden closed for teen use only on afternoons Tuesdays through Fridays.

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Street Soccer Tour Lands in McKinley Park

Published July 6, 2022

Four temporary soccer pitches tempt neighborhood players into pick-up games through Wednesday, July 13, at Chicago's McKinley Park thanks to the Street Soccer Tour.

  • Four temporary soccer pitches pop up in McKinley Park for pick-up games.
  • Street Soccer Tour visits McKinley Park through Wednesday, July 13, before traveling to other Chicago parks.
  • Best neighborhood soccer teams in the city get ready for the Chicago Street Soccer Cup this fall.

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McKinley Park Swimming Pool Opens Today

Published July 5, 2022

The McKinley Park swimming pool has opened for swimmers, offering sessions for adults, families and open swimming on Tuesdays through Saturdays running until August 20.

  • McKinley Park pool opens alongside other Chicago Park District pools.
  • Pool at McKinley Park offers sessions for families, adults and open swimming Tuesdays through Sundays.
  • Complete McKinley Park swimming pool calendar and schedule lists all swimming sessions.

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Mutual Aid Group Grows Community Garden with Free Veggies

Published July 4, 2022

The McKinley Park Community Garden and McKinley Park Mutual Aid have teamed up to expand the neighborhood garden to include beds hosting produce that is free to any passer-by.

  • McKinley Park Community Garden, McKinley Park Mutual Aid team up on neighborhood garden expansion.
  • Two new planter beds will grow nutritious produce free for any neighbor to eat.
  • More volunteers sought to help tend to garden, assist neighborhood mutual aid programs.

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UIC, Council Project Proposes New Neighborhood Developments

Published July 2, 2022

Three sites in Chicago's McKinley Park neighborhood received scrutiny and recommendations for development from University of Illinois - Chicago urban planning students working with the McKinley Park Development Council.

  • Improvements for three McKinley Park neighborhood locations are the focus of a University of Illinois - Chicago urban design program.
  • Students worked with the McKinley Park Development Council to query the community and develop recommendations.
  • Sites include "The Hub," "The Gateway" and a cultural district surrounding the Central Manufacturing District's clock tower.

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