The People's Park

The historic urban parks within Chicago's 26 miles of lakefront serve a diverse population within the city's South Side neighborhoods, along with a variety of active and ecological functions. When it came time to update the park's framework plan the Chicago Park District called upon SmithGroup and a variety of experts to make the visions of many a unique reality. Author Riley Collins sat down with SmithGroup's Gregg Calpino and Kris Lucius to discuss this history and processes that brought this project to life. Collins shares this story in the September 2020 issue of Great Lakes by Design magazine.