Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Chicago Women's Park and Gardens
Chicago Women's Park and Gardens ..
Address: 1800 West Prairie Avenue ..
Designed by Chicago landscape architect Mimi McKay and architect Tanny Langdon in 1999.
This 4-acre park park was created to pay tribute to important women in the history of Chicago..
It was formerly named after Hillary Rodham Clinton, who grew up in suburban Park Ridge and dedicated the park in 1997..
The plaque reads ...
In memory of our eight friends ..
We will never forget you ..
October 1, 2003 ..
IWA International Womens Associates
The centerpiece of the park is this founatin, named..
Botanical Gardens Fountain..
by Robinson Iron.
It has a shallow copper-coated cast iron urn that gently drips water into lower basin.
Robinson Iron also created:
- Children's Fountain in Linclon Park
- Gurgoyle Founatin in Wicker Park
- Chicago Botanical Garden in Marino Park
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