Parks

In 1850, Chicago was so dirty and congested, that its citizens have to go to the cemetery for fresh air. The gritty, industrial boomtown of 30,000 had just a few tiny parks. Chicagoans were so starved for green space; they packed the city’s graveyards for Sunday picnics. Explore how the parks were created and designed. And discover the possibilities of the parks and their future.

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