A Special Message from our Executive Director

Dear Neighbors and Friends,


Your willingness to help us in our role as stewards of Carl Schurz Park is fundamental to our success.


Since our inception in 1974, we have focused on making our Little Park on the River a treasured gem for all of our neighbors and friends.


The generosity of donors like you made this possible. 


We are solely reliant on individual donations.


Our park has always provided an urban oasis for us all. Over the past 18 months it has become even more of a refuge than one could have imagined.


Such a dramatic increase in park usage highlighted critical concerns like soil-compaction, and damaged the ecology of our intact natural habitats.

From planting native species to cataloging all the inhabitants of our park (think butterflies, birds, bees and other bugs!), we have been and will continue to address these issues, as well as the issues of climate change.

Help us preserve one of our neighborhood’s greatest assets as we look forward to a return of our Events in 2022!

Wishing you happy holidays and healthy New Year,

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Patrick K. McCluskey

Executive Director