Projects

04.26.2016
Seneca Park tennis courts to be improved more >
04.03.2016
IROQUOIS PARK NORTH OVERLOOK UPDATE more >
03.24.2016
Woodland Edge Prairies Update more >
03.24.2016
Opportunity for Healthy Change more >
01.28.2016
VICTORY PARK MASTER PLAN APPROVED more >

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Fred's Facts

Although captivated throughout his career by large, rural parks, during his later years Frederick Law Olmsted became intrigued by the social possibilities created by small urban spaces. Small neighborhood parks, playgrounds and squares might provide opportunities for respite from the congestion and noise of urban life.

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.