The Chicago Park District and Army Corps of Engineers are teaming up on an ambitious project to restore the riverbank in Horner Park. A meeting to discuss progress on design and implementation will be held at 7 p.m. July 23 at the Horner Park field house, 2741 W. Montrose Ave.
The plan includes re-grading 2,600 feet of riverbank, providing access to the shoreline, restoring approximately 10 acres of Oak Savannah habitat and creating four vernal pool wetlands. The project will affect 14 acres of Horner Park and has a budget of more than $4 million.
Some concerns have arisen over the number of mature trees that apparently would be destroyed as part of this project and the subsequent impact on the park's bird sanctuary.