JNDC is currently developing exciting new ideas for community programming geared to children and adults for summer and fall, 2023, to build on our growing roster of environmental and recreational offerings at Park 538.

In addition to sponsoring numerous bird and nature walks in partnerships with Chicago Audubon Society in summer and fall, 2022, JNDC offered new opportunities for nature exploration and education, including a five-session Monarch Butterfly Club for parents and children in cooperation with Peggy Notebaert Museum; a Sunday-morning on-site program led by Chicago Park District staff on the transformation of Park 538, and free distribution to the community of milkweed seeds and saplings by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, geared to bringing Monarch butterflies back to the neighborhood.

JNDC is proud to have developed Park 538 into a unique asset in West Rogers Park, with free public programming for residents and visitors to enjoy.

We are grateful to our program partners for helping to make these programs possible, and to the community for their interest and participation!