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It’s Your Park Day 2019

June 1st, 2019 Posted by News 0 thoughts on “It’s Your Park Day 2019”

Sponsored by Chicago Parks Foundation, one June 1st we had 10 energetic volunteers mulch 19 trees in front of the Loyola Park Fieldhouse. #IYPD2019

The high school students were doing a student service project and a few members of the Loyola Park Advisory Council were in attendance. Thanks to our Park Staff for helping coordinate the event!

Black History Month at Loyola Park

April 25th, 2019 Posted by News 0 thoughts on “Black History Month at Loyola Park”

Every Year as part of February’s Black History Month, Loyola Park puts on a Celebration at the Loyola Park Fieldhouse. This year’s event had close to 100 attendees and featured live music and dance performances, as well as a drumming lesson!

Chicago Public Schools featured Charles White this season and his work was exhibited at the Art Institute this year. Our event featured works by Charles White to tie in with school programming.

Students from local schools participate in the event and have the opportunity to showcase their work in a gallery setting. This years submissions came from these local schools:

Acero Schools, Cruz Campus. – Visual Art
Joseph Brennemann School – Visual Art
Gale Community Academy – Visual Art
Joyce Kilmer Elementary School – Visual Art
Mather High School – Visual Art
New Field Elementary- Visual Art
Nicholas Senn High School – Visual Art
Sullivan High School – Visual Art
Enrico Tonti Elementary School – Visual Art

Here is a gallery of photos from 2018 Black History Celebration featuring the poet Gwendolyn Brooks and local students showcasing their artwork.

Daddy Daughter Dance

April 16th, 2019 Posted by News 0 thoughts on “Daddy Daughter Dance”

The Loyola Park gym transformed into a festive venue for the annual Daddy-Daughter Dinner Dance on Feb. 8th! About 150 Dad’s and Daughters attended this year’s event and a great time was had by all.

Photos courtesy of Chicago Park District & Paul Marcus

Loyola EcoLab Outdoor Class in Dunes

March 11th, 2019 Posted by News 0 thoughts on “Loyola EcoLab Outdoor Class in Dunes”
Students from Loyola University Chicago’s Institute for Environmental Sustainability (IES) practiced field ecology sampling techniques in the Loyola Dunes on Sunday, September 10th.

Among other things, the dunes natural area serves important educational and scientific purposes as an outdoor classroom.  Some students measured plant species abundance and diversity inside 1-meter square frames called quadrats (white plastic piping) that were placed at intervals along a transect line.  Others used insect nets to sweep across the dunes vegetation and collect invertebrate samples.

Halloween at Loyola Park

January 17th, 2019 Posted by News 0 thoughts on “Halloween at Loyola Park”

Did you know that every Halloween the Loyola Park Field house hosts a Halloween party with games, entertainment and of course, candy?! Members of the LPAC Advisory Council are on hand to help run the games. Take a look at some of these photos provided by the Chicago Park District!


Loyola Park Menorah Lighting

December 7th, 2018 Posted by News 0 thoughts on “Loyola Park Menorah Lighting”

Rogers Park’s Orthodox Jewish community welcomed neighbors of all faiths to a Chanukah celebration in memory of Eliyahu Moscowitz, the young man who was recently murdered in the park.  Lubavitch Chabad’s annual ‘car top’ Chanukah Parade ended at Loyola Park this year, and the event that followed contemplated the loss of both Moscowitz and Douglas Watts, the other man killed in the recent violence.
Rabbi Yoel Wolf of Chabad of East Rogers Park noted before the event: “The nature of light is that it is always victorious over darkness. A small amount of light dispels a lot of darkness. Another act of goodness and kindness, another act of light, can make all the difference.”  The event paused for the lighting of a large menorah, after which singing, dancing, and latkes and hot cocoa were served. The menorah will remain in the park for a short time as a memorial to the victims.  


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