The park is being designed by the architects behind the 606 and Maggie Daley Park as an urban escape.
Jay Stacy left Chicago 21 years ago for the deafening silence of Nachusa, where bison now roam.
"There are a lot of dead fish and a lot more at the surface trying to breathe."
The city's trees are putting on a pastel show, but it won't last for long.
The celebration will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday at 730 W. 69th St.
The group needs volunteers for Sunday.
"More than one kid was like, 'Wow coach this is so nice, it makes us appreciate what we have.'"
Denise Sauriol, who ran in London Sunday, has never met Holly Beeman, who has a genetic disorder.
"I don't want to work in a neighborhood that makes me feel dirty," Jellyvision's Sara Colombo said.
Street closures and "no parking" zones will be in effect over the weekend for the annual Ravenswood Run.
The events bring neighbors together to beautify parks in honor of Earth Day.
The winners created Care For Real's Pack the Car program, Free Little Libraries and Quest Theatre.
A Near West Side coach spent eight hours chopping overgrowth to create "Half-Mowed Field."
It's been about 60 years since the well-traversed median was filled with grass.
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