Advisory Council

3400 N. Rockwell

Chicago, IL 60618

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Clark Park Advisory Council exists to promote the maintenance of Clark Park and adjacent properties as green space, various types of arboretums and gardens, protect wildlife habitat, and public recreational area stressing a natural river front, wild bird and flower sanctuary, and a protected low density natural space for the use of the public in sports and other pursuits requiring large open green space as part of the mix of the park.


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Richard Clark Park comprises nearly nineteen acres of green space along the east bank of the Chicago River in the North Center neighborhood. Situated adjacent to DeVry University and Lane Technical High School, Clark Park provides Lane students room to practice football, baseball and field hockey. Dog walkers and bird watchers enjoy their pursuits in a convenient locations. The park's soccer fields and bike trails sit on land once occupied by the fondly-remembered Riverview Amusement Park. Riverview, created in 1904 on the site of a former German hunting preserve, was for a time the world's largest amusement park, with a massive roller coaster, a double Ferris wheel, a tunnel of love, a water slide, a parachute drop, and carnival games of skill and chance, among many other things.

The Clark Park Advisory Council has concluded the final basic plans for the new Clark Park. Over the past several years, the advisory council has worked with the community, local schools, The City of Chicago and the Chicago Park District to craft a vision for the new and expanded Richard Clark Park.  We hope that you agree, this park will have many needed amenities, in addition to saving much of the green space along the river, which many patrons find unique about Clark Park. The Clark Park Framework Plan is now available for your review.  Please let us know of any changes or additions which you would like to see. Download (PDF 2M)

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2021 Work Days at Clark Park
9AM to 12Noon

Meet at the Parking lot! Please bring your own gloves! We will be working on the new Nature Play area – making a tree inventory, clearing deadfall, picking up trash, removing invasive species and trimming, mulching and getting ready for the new park improvement!!

  • May - 29
  • June - 26
  • July - 31
  • August - 28
  • September - 25
  • October - 30
  • November - 27

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