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Parks and Planes:
A Vision for Meigs Field and Northerly Island
Presented by the Friends of Meigs Field

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Funding: "Free" Park
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The Friends of Meigs Field have introduced an exciting new proposal:  "Parks and Planes: A Vision for Meigs Field and Northerly Island."

The Chicago Park District has asked for public input on the design for a park at Meigs Field's site.  This proposal is in response to that request.  The plan is a framework plan that includes features like:

A combination of new lakefront parkland and an operating airport.
What is believed to be more new open space than any new park that has been added to the lakefront in over 50 years. 
Exciting elements like a meadow, a lookout point, nature walks, harborside promenade, picnic areas, fishing stations, an artificial scuba reef.
A new Chicago Air Museum dedicated to the education of Chicago children.
Exciting activities and events unavailable at any other park in Chicago.
Preservation and improvement of all of the benefits of an operating airport.
Generation of millions of dollars in new revenues for the Chicago Park District to use in improving parks across the city.
All at NO COST TO CHICAGO TAXPAYERS.
 

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