Chicago’s parks are for nature – not noise

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the recent editorial “Parks and sweet sound of silence.” Finally, a voice of reason for these places that are set aside for people to enjoy as green spaces away from the noise and chaos of the city, many of which have naturalized areas that enhance our opportunities to engage our curiosity and love of the natural world beyond the rats in the concrete village. Montrose Beach, Douglas Park, Jackson Park and Douglas Nature Sanctuary are precious respites from the city noise. Bravo for the idea that other open spaces (maybe even the brownfields?) are available for these concert venues in the outer reaches of the city that aren’t the city parks.

— Nancy J. Tikalsky, Zion
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