The Chicago Park District will host regional forums to gather public input to help shape the 2013 budget. The forums provide an opportunity for residents to bring forth ideas and express concerns about their local parks. “The Chicago Park District relies on these forums to find out what our patrons need and want at their parks,” said Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael Kelly. “Whether their concerns are about capital improvements or program offerings, these hearings provide a valuable opportunity for the public to help us shape our budget and their neighborhood park.”
For more information about the Chicago Park District’s more than 8,100 acres of parkland, more than 580 parks, 26 miles of lakefront, nine museums, two world-class conservatories, 16 historic lagoons, nearly 50 nature areas, thousands of special events, sports and entertaining programs, please visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com or contact the Chicago Park District at 312/742.PLAY or 312/747.2001 (TTY).