Attend Grant Park Advisory Council Meeting
When: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 , 6:30PM Future meetings in 2020 will be held on the third Wednesday of each month, except December. Next meetings on February 19, March 18, officer nominations and April 15, officer elections
Where: Maggie Daley Park Fieldhouse, 337 E. Randolph
Get involved with one of the most important parks in the city.
Meeting agenda will include:
1) Updates by President Leslie Recht
2) Park Supervisor’s Report
3) Outline of positions on Grant Park programming and program personnel, signage and wayfinding, accessibility, program plans for 2020 and fundraising, framework plan and parking
4) Reports from Committees: Programs, Dog Friendly Area
5) Member comments
6) Schedule for future Grant Park Advisory Council meetings: Meetings in 2020 will be held on the third Wednesday of each month, except December, at 6:30pm at the Maggie Daley Field House.
7) Meet with interest groups
Aaron Montgomery Ward fought a twenty-year legal battle to keep Grant Park “open, free, and clear.”
Aaron Montgomery Ward (1844–1913) founded the world’s first mail-order retail business in 1872 in Chicago. In 1890, Ward began a twenty-year legal battle to keep Grant Park “open, free, and clear.”
He withstood intense public criticism for his campaign to prevent the construction of the Field Museum and other buildings on Chicago’s “front yard.” During his third lawsuit in 1909, Ward told the Chicago Tribune, “Had I known in 1890 how long it would take me to preserve a park for the people against their will I doubt if I would have undertaken it.” Despite extreme costs in terms of both reputation and his own personal fortune, Ward continued with a fourth lawsuit in the State Supreme Court, which he won in 1910.