click images for larger viewThere is, thankfully, still a lot of great stuff surviving, and this weekend you'll have an incredible opportunity to take it all in. This Saturday and Sunday, the 11th and 12th, The Cultural Landscape Foundation is offering up a What's Out There Weekend, covering no less than 25 of Chicago's "historic designed landscapes," with tours led by many of Chicago's leading landscape designers and other architectural all-stars.
park photographs: courtesy Cultural Landscape FoundationEverything from Graceland Cemetery, the final architect's final resting place (Root, Burnham, Sullivan, Mies, Goff, and more), in a two hour tour led by Ted Wolff, to Lincoln Park's new South Pond boardwalk designed by Studio Gang, tour led by Brian Houck.
There's also a selection of family activities - mosaic making at Exelon Plaza, fishing in Sherman Park, and more.
here. It's great stuff, but in person is better.