Fighting for our parks didn’t start with the Museum of Lucas Stuff.

The fight for our public parks didn’t just start with the battle against the Museum of George Lucas’ stuff on the Lakefront.

Sometimes we win.

Last year they tried to close the only in-city beach in Chicago at Humboldt Park.

The community responded.

Fighting for Humboldt Park Beach, June 3, 2015.

DNAinfo reports that the Humboldt Park beach, now under reconstruction, will open soon.

Construction is well underway on the new Humboldt Park Beach.

A large area of the park surrounding the former beach has been fenced off and construction crews were busy digging Friday afternoon.

The beach, closed last year for the first time in more than 40 years, is expected to reopen in July, according to Jessica Maxey-Faulkner, a Chicago Park District spokeswoman.

Never would happen without a fight.

One Reply to “Fighting for our parks didn’t start with the Museum of Lucas Stuff.”

  1. In Peoria, there’s a fight to save Riverfront Park from development of a large apartment complex.
    The park, owned by the city, was purchased with Land and Water Conservation Funds. It’s a beautiful place, with mature trees, open space, a prairie with Monarch butterflies, and likely is the place where the French founded Peoria 325 years ago. The apartment develop would destroy it. See the facebook page Friends of Riverfront Park for more information.

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