Projects

07.26.2016
REVITALIZATION OF VICTORY PARK TO BEGIN LATE SUMMER more >
05.03.2016
Monarch Waystations in Olmsted Parks more >
05.03.2016
Woodland Edge Prairies Update more >
05.02.2016
IROQUOIS PARK NORTH OVERLOOK UPDATE more >
04.26.2016
Seneca Park tennis courts to be improved more >

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Frederick Law Olmsted’s “picturesque” style is seen in step and broken terrain, planted thickly with ground covers, shrubs, vines and creepers to achieve an effect of profusion and mystery.

Projects

Sunnyhill Pavilion

April 20, 2011

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In order to restore the decaying Sunnyhill Pavilion in Iroquois Park, Olmsted Parks Conservancy received a $197,500 grant from Save America’s Treasures administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service.

At the start of the project students from Iroquois High School Magnet Career Academy Construction Technology Program served as project managers and performed construction work and then the project was wrapped up with the help of Brasch Barry Construction Company and Metro Parks.

Restoration involved a completely dismantling the roof, eaves and railings around the structure. Painting, paving a walkway to the structure and final landscaping helped finish the project. Thanks to the grant and help from Metro Parks and the community this historic pavilion has been restored.