A PARK IS A WORK OF ART
DESIGNED TO PRODUCE CERTAIN EFFECTS UPON THE MIND...

 

FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED (1822-1903)

Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture, Jackson Park became the site of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition where millions of visitors from around the world explored and experienced the best examples of science, industry, art, and innovation in a newly designed city environment that would influence the direction of American architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning well into the 20th century.

Today, Jackson Park is once again a place for grand vision and innovation, where new benchmarks for urban parks are being established, and where visitors will be able to connect with Chicago's past and future, while discovering the wonders of science, nature and humanity in an inspiring historic landscape that is engineered to be a sustainable natural habitat that uplifts and inspires the mind, body and spirit of all who visit.

OLMSTED'S VISION

Olmsted believed that a park is both a work of art and a necessity for urban life.
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HISTORIC LANDSCAPE

One of the most significant and complex historic landscapes in the nation.
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21st CENTURY

Parks and landscapes are living and ever-changing.
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News & Press

As we prepare for SKY LANDING...
History

Read more about the 120 year history of the Garden of the Phoenix. Read More

Chicago Tribune reports: Yoko Ono plans art piece for Jackson Park
Announcements

Project120 Chicago, a civic public-private partnership with the Chicago Park District, announces that SKY LANDING by Yoko Ono is being installed in the Garden of the Phoenix located in Jackson Park. Read More

SKY LANDING by Yoko Ono coming to the Garden of the Phoenix in Jackson Park, Chicago
Announcements

SKY LANDING by Yoko Ono
Project 120 Chicago is proud to announce the construction of SKY LANDING in the Garden of the Phoenix in Jackson Park, which will be the first permanent work of art by Yoko Ono in the Americas, and a marker of her place as an artist of profound international influence and of her lifelong mission for world peace. Read More

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