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Gardens near the lakefront


I often pass this group of gardens just east of the Park Tower at 5415 N Sheridan Rd. Each garden is boxed off, and has a name tag attached to it. They started off in the spring as just boxes with dirt in them, but now they’re nicely grown out. The area is very peaceful, and it seems that people take a lot of pride in the gardens. After doing some digging online, it appears that the project was coordinated between Alderman Smith’s office and the Chicago Park District, and certain residents were assigned the gardens via a lottery. You can read more about it here.

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