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Déjà Vu All Over Again!

Washington Park, ChicagoA mayor and a president collaborating to place a presidential library on parkland? Yes, you read that correctly. But this time, it’s Chicago and not Atlanta where the battle lines are being drawn.

One of the four proposed sites for President Barack Obama’s Presidential Library is 20 acres in historic Washington Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1871. The other sites under consideration are in New York, a second location in Chicago, and the University of Hawai’i campus.

A group known as Friends of the Parks in Chicago is deeply concerned about Washington Park. The Friends group states that protecting the Olmsted legacy and the historic 19th century park is even more important for urban populations today than when it was built. Read more

At Lullwater Preserve

Heron on the lake at Lullwater Preserve

Photo by Kirk Larson

A heron sails over the lake

Caution: Fernbank Construction

Please use extreme caution when driving on Heaton Park through the Fernbank Elementary Construction. Construction crews will be doubling and tripling in coming weeks!  Please keep the building crews safe and remind your neighbors and friends to do the same.

Additionally, Construction updates are available at Fernbank Elementary School 

DHCA’s Nominating Committee Announces 2017 Slate

The DHCA Nominating Committee is pleased to announce its slate for the Class of 2017, as well as nominations for five officers and seats in the classes of 2015 and 2016. The following individuals will have their names placed in nomination at the DHCA Annual Meeting on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at 1:30pm at the Fernbank Museum. Please note that Ken Gibson will remain Secretary and Claudia Keenan will remain Communications Vice President. Read more

DHCA to Consider New Bylaws

The members of the Druid Hills Civic Association will vote on new bylaws at the DHCA’s Annual Meeting on February 8. Sections of the bylaws have been updated and revised. Please take the time to review them, and direct any questions to:

Proposed Bylaws: DHCA Bylaws-Proposed


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