Explore Big Marsh Park on Family Day October 16

Join Friends of the Chicago River and the Chicago Park District at Big Marsh Park on October 16 for a day of fun and educational activities for all ages. This special day – from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – is part of Friends’ Inside, Out & About initiative.

Full schedule of events and register here.

Come tour the new Ford Calumet Environmental Center, hike (or bike) the park trails and participate in hands-on science activities, cozy up in the reading nook or choose your own adventure. The day culminates in a special presentation on the history of the Chicago River. Big Marsh Park is a 280-acre property in the South Deering Community on the southeast side of Chicago in the area commonly known as the Calumet Area Reserve.