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Jackson Park

Authority:

Section 506, GREAT LAKES FISHERY & ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION (SECTION 506 WRDA 2000, as amended)

Project Description:

Jackson Park is located in Chicago, along the western coast of Lake Michigan. The park resides between 56th Street to the north and 67th Street to the south. The eastern boundary is Lake Shore Drive and Lake Michigan, and to the west Stony Island Avenue. The study area consists of various natural area parcels, all of which are owned by CPD within Jackson Park. The natural area patches have the potential to provide pond, fringe marsh, sedge meadow, savanna and woodland habitat. The project area is in rust color on the map at right.

Costs:

Total Project Cost: $6,886,100

Federal Cost: $4,475,965

Nonfederal Cost: $2,410,135

Current Status:

The feasibility study was approved in June 2014, a Project Partnership Agreement signed in August 2014, and a five-year construction contract awarded in September 2014. The collaboration between the Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District, Chicago Park District, Project 120 (a non for profit), Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Heritage Landscapes (an Olmsted expert), and community representatives will ensure that the finished Jackson Park GLFER project is a successful ecosystem restoration of an Olmsted Park. Construction is anticipated to be complete in fall 2019. 

Project Location

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Project Manager

Kirston Buczak