McKinley Park Snowman Contest Offers Field House Prizes, Safe Outdoor Fun

Published January 10, 2021

Build your most creative snowman in McKinley Park and share its photo for a shot at a Chicago Park District fun pack at the McKinley Park field house as part of a new contest at the park.

  • Build your most creative snowman in Chicago's McKinley Park for a shot at a Chicago Park District fun pack.
  • Contest runs now through Saturday, February 20, 2021.
  • Enter by posting your snowman photo to Instagram with a #Mckinleysnowman tag.

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Alderman Vows Development Review, Zoning Changes Around 35th/Archer Orange Line El

Published January 8, 2021

Planned development of a Dunkin' drive-through restaurant across from a McKinley Park neighborhood public transit hub is the subject of a statement by 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas.

  • Planned Dunkin' restaurant across from 35th/Archer Orange Line El is subject of statement from 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas.
  • Comprehensive review of development is requested from City of Chicago, Cardenas says.
  • More neighborhood zoning changes under consideration, including for other Archer Avenue corridor developments.

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New Dunkin' Drive-Through Coming to Archer and Leavitt

Published January 7, 2021

Construction has started on a new Dunkin' drive-through across from the 35th/Archer Orange Line El station, the second neighborhood Dunkin' from restaurateur and developer Sanjeev Khatau.

  • A new Dunkin' drive-through is approved for construction across from the 35th/Archer Orange Line El station.
  • The restaurant is the second neighborhood Dunkin' from restaurateur and developer Sanjeev Khatau.
  • Location sits in a spot highlighted for possible transit-oriented development.

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree at McKinley Park

Published January 6, 2021

Keep Christmas trees out of the landfill by recycling them at the drop off point in McKinley Park from January 9 through January 23 via a City of Chicago program that also offers free mulch to residents.

  • Residents can drop off Christmas trees in McKinley Park from January 9 through January 23.
  • Free mulch is also available for nearby pickup as part of the City of Chicago recycling program.
  • Only natural Christmas trees with all decorations removed are accepted.

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McKinley Park Programs Suspended Due to COVID Pandemic

Published January 5, 2021

No indoor activities and winter programs will be taking place at McKinley Park and other locations right now, the Chicago Park District announced, however, the McKinley Park ice rink and park trails remain open for residents to use.

  • Indoor programs and activities are on hold because of Tier 3 pandemic mitigation measures.
  • Chicago Park District announces suspension of in-person winter programming throughout city.
  • McKinley Park ice rink, walking trails and restrooms remain open.

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