CHICAGO | The Forest Preserves of Cook County will be hosting a series of community open houses in late July to showcase improvements suggested for key sites in the recently released Recreation Master Plan and the 2013–2017 Capital Improvement Plan.
One such open house is planned at Eggers Woods, 11201 S. Avenue B. The event is from 5 to 7 p.m. July 31 in the renovated comfort station.
The open houses will feature design boards for community members to review and offer feedback on prioritizing the proposed improvements. The boards and supporting information will be posted online this week for public comment, which will need to be received by July 31.
Proposed improvements at Eggers Woods include trail connections, a diversity garden, interpretive signage and improved circulation/access.
Registration for the open houses is encouraged but not required. For more information, visit http://fpdcc.eventbrite.com/.
The other dates and meeting sites are:
Dan Ryan Woods
5-7 p.m. today
87th and Western, Chicago
Proposed improvements at the Dan Ryan Woods include an amphitheater adjacent to the renovated pavilion, a natural staircase for the sledding hills, trail improvements, an art installation at the southern end of the site, and improved circulation/access.
5-7 p.m. Thursday
Second Pavilion east of First Avenue and Roosevelt, Maywood
Plans for Miller Meadow include a new off-leash dog area, a disc golf course, walking trails and improved picnic groves.