Friday, June 19, 2009

A Possible Future For Our Beaches

The group Friends of the Parks has been making a plan since 2006 to open private beaches and the expand lakefront park space along all of Lake Michigan from Evanston to Indiana.
"North of Lincoln Park’s terminus around Ardmore Avenue, it would build 70 to 111 acres of parks and beaches. A basic design calls for a strip of parkland east of Edgewater’s high-rises, extending northward to knit together the small, street-end parks and beaches set amid Rogers Park’s apartment buildings. A more ambitious plan would add peninsulas that would jut into the lake off Edgewater, enclosing lagoons where parkgoers could kayak in calm waters. Neither alternative includes a northern extension of Lake Shore Drive, marinas or commercial development." - Chicago Tribune.

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