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Historic Landscapes with Carol Yetken

  • Pottawatomie Community Center 8 North Ave St Charles, IL 60174 (map)

Public parks are a boon to every community. Families gather for picnics, sports and special events. They host marathons and festivals, but are havens for early-morning runners and walkers. Parks offer safe, stimulating places for children to play and grow.

But there weren't always public parks. So how did they come to be?

Join Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley as we welcome Carol Yetken, Landscape Architect and Historian of CYLA Design. Carol will discuss the history of public parks and discuss the unique and leading role Illinois had in the establishment of public parks. She will discuss the design of parks and how they evolved over time. We will conclude with a brief history of Pottawatomie Park and Golf Course, followed by a short walking tour of Pottawatomie Park.

The event is free, but registration is recommended. Space is limited, so register soon!

Earlier Event: April 26
Batavia Historic Pub Crawl
Later Event: June 21
Annual Summer Solstice Celebration