“I think it’s wonderful thing for the children of Chicago, having the presidential library in Jackson Park,” said Louise McCurry, Jackson Park Advisory Council. Chicago won the bidding when the President and First Lady decided their hometown would be the right place to house the president’s memorabilia and host cultural programming, but the exact location wasn’t known until now. Nearby Washington Park was also being considered, but it appears the 500-acre Jackson Park is the choice. The park runs south from the Museum of Science and Industry to 63rd Street and from Stony Island Avenue east to the lakefront. The park is dotted by athletic fields and boasts the serene Japanese Garden. Currently, an ecological restoration project is underway around the Wooded Island. addresspublished hereAll of it will be next door to the Presidential Center. “There’s no place around quite as wonderful as Jackson Park for families. And people from all over the world come here to the museum, it will just be one more stop on their vacation trip,” McCurry said.
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