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Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association Launches with Beautification Effort

By Heather Cherone | September 15, 2015 4:44am
 Friends of Gladstone Park
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Friends of Gladstone Park

GLADSTONE PARK — The first event hosted by the brand-new Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association is designed to spruce up Milwaukee Avenue, organizers said.

Members of the group, which formed in August, will take over a few blocks of Milwaukee Avenue from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday to plant 200 perennials donated by the Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce and pull weeds in an effort to beautify the streetscape.

Dirt, mulch, plants and a few tools will be provided, but participants should bring a watering can or bucket and trash bags as well as shovels, gloves, brooms, rakes, water bottles and sun protection, organizers said.

The group formed in August, and will hold its first official meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale Ave., leaders said.

The group will initially define Gladstone Park — which is not considered an official community area by the City of Chicago — as Devon Avenue to the north, Nagle Avenue to the west, Foster Avenue to the south, and Central Avenue and the Chicago River to the east, organizers said. The chamber uses the same boundaries.

For more information, send the group a message on Facebook.

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