Little Village Pocket Parks

For the Birds and Butterflys by pocketparks
April 19, 2010, 11:09 pm
Filed under: DIY, sites

The past two weeks, students from St. Agnes Elementary School that were part of an Environmental Club worked with Archework students to build and paint birdhouses and butterfly houses for the four “pocket parks” in the community.  The birdhouses were made out of reclaimed wood and will hopefully attract wildlife to the neighborhood.  A special thanks goes out to the Vice Principal and computer teacher for their help both days.

Check out their creations:

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Be on the lookout for these “homes” in a pocket park near you!


Spring Clean-Up on Little Village’s Pocket Parks by pocketparks
April 3, 2010, 11:52 pm
Filed under: EVENTS, sites

Enlace, +space, and some hard working students and interns from Chicago Public Schools and the Student Conservation Association got together to spruce up the 3 of Little Village’s pocket parks.  Benches, a greenhouse, planter boxes, and a compost bin were built, and existing benches and planters were painted.  The site at 25th and Keeler underwent a pretty major transformation with the help of Samuel Vergara and his interns from the Student Conservation Association.

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Vacant Lot Love by pocketparks
February 17, 2010, 7:58 pm
Filed under: EVENTS, sites

Thanks to everyone who woke up bright and early and braved the cold to participate in the Fence Love event this weekend!  We decorated some chain-linked fences around some vacant lots in Little Village for Valentine’s Day.

Despite the cold, it was a beautiful sunny day, and love was definitely in the air.  Be sure to check out the pictures: