Project Sponsors

Chicago Park District

Current Status

 Project funded through Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).

The Section 408 permit for the Obama Library was issued on January 27, 2021.

The non-Federal sponsor will continue post-construction monitoring activities through 2025.

Project Description and Background

The Jackson Park restoration established a diverse habitat mosaic, providing an ecological refuge to a variety of organisms in an otherwise urban environment. Pond, wetland, savanna, open woodland, dune, and riparian communities were restored following selective tree clearing and invasive species removal. Mudpuppy and fish habitats were also introduced into the lagoons.

Jackson Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an Olmsted designed park.


Project Authorization

Sec 506, Water Resources Development Act of 2000, as amended; Great Lakes   Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration (GLFER) Program

Project Manager

Sherrie Barham

Project Location

City of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

Project Area / Photos

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