What's Out There Weekend Chicago
June 11-12, 2011
Join TCLF in Chicago for What’s Out There Weekend, a series of FREE guided tours from expert guides, highlighting the city’s remarkable heritage of historic designed landscapes. During the weekend, members of the public can visit 25 publicly accessible sites around Chicago.
Some tours have limited capacity (*) and registration is suggested. Follow the site links below
to learn more about the property, its designers, and its history.
SATURDAY (see Kid's Guide for details)
Exelon (Chase) Plaza- Mosaic making with The Chicago Mosaic School
Sherman Park- Fishing on the pond with Bob Long
Osaka Garden /Jackson Park - Discovering Nature in Chicago Parks with Matt Freer
SUNDAY (see Kid's Guide for details)
Columbus Park - Nature art in the park with Bonnie Tawse
Garfield Park Conservatory - make-and-take activity in the Children's Garden
Saturday, June 11
Sunday, June 12
Chicago, a city of great architecture, is also home to remarkable and pioneering forms of landscape architecture, from the Prairie style epitomized by Alfred Caldwell’s Lily Pool and Jens Jensen's Columbus Park to significant 20th century landscapes, including the roof garden at Lake Point Tower and Dan Kiley’s design for the Art Institute of Chicago’s South Garden. The goal of What’s Out There Weekend is to tell the fascinating stories about these valuable places and provide the public with opportunities to learn about the individuals who designed and created them.
What’s Out There Weekend dovetails with the Web-based What’s Out There, the nation’s most comprehensive searchable database of historic designed landscapes. The database offers a broad and interconnected way to learn about a region’s historic designed landscapes while What’s Out There Weekend gives people opportunities to experience the landscapes they see every day in a new way.