2700 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL
Chicago Park District
Parks & Playgrounds
Applied Ecological Systems, Inc., Clauss Brothers, Inc., Continental Associates, Gagarin Farruggia Gibisch Reis, Inc., Kowalenko & Bilotti, Inc., Weston Solutions, Inc.
For the first half of the 20th century, Henry Palmisano Park was a privately-owned, 380-foot deep limestone quarry - Stearn's Quarry. It was later sold and converted into a landfill for construction waste for the City of Chicago. As a joint project between three City of Chicago agencies, this 27-acre site has been transformed into an active and educationally focused environmental park that includes nature trails, wetland habitat, native plantings, recycled materials, bird and fish habitats, and bio-retention.
2012 Chicago Wilderness and Native Landscaping Award
2005 Chicago Atheneaum American Architecture Award
2005 Illinois ASLA Environmental Stewardship Honor Award
2005 Illinois Landscape Contractors Association Excellence in Landscape, Silver Award