April 6th: Announcing Planning Meeting for Play Garden in Little Village

Our friends at El Jardin Communitario de la 23rd y Whipple, in partnership with Community Links High School, the Boys and Girls Club, Taller de Jose, La Familia Unida, Alderman Cardenas, the Trust for Public Land, and NeighborSpace, are starting the first play garden in Chicago.

Check out the details below, and feel free to distribute this printable flyer.

El Jardin Communitario de la 23rd y WhippleCommunity Design MeetupApril 6th, 11:00am-2:00pm Meet at 23rd and Whipple

A new community-created garden and play space is coming to the corner of 23rd and Whipple! You are invited to share your visions for the space and to help make it a reality.

On April 6th Spry Community Links High School, the Boys and Girls Club, Taller de Jose, La Familia Unida and Alderman Cardenas along with NeighborSpace and the Trust for Public Land invite you to join us on the site of the future “play garden” to view and discuss potential designs. Bring your friends, family, neighbors and ideas! Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

A Place to Play in Nature Right in the Neighborhood:
In Little Village there is a shortage of places for families and children to enjoy nature. This new project will be a place where the young people in the neighborhood will get to explore nature and experience play through a non-traditional playground design called a Play Garden. Rather than swings and slides, there will be things like earthen mounds, balancing logs, living tunnels, climbing sculptures, boulders, butterfly, rain and edible gardens. The garden will be the first of its kind in the city.