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BIG MARSH Build Day -- OAC and Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

  • Big Marsh Park 11555 South Stony Island Avenue Chicago, IL, 60633 United States (map)

Open Architecture Chicago is partnering with ValerioDewalt Train Associates to host a fun and educational family, friendly volunteer build day at Big Marsh Park (CPD) on Saturday, May 4.

There are opportunities to volunteer on that Saturday or to participate on the design team at Valerio Dewalt Train Associates. If you want to participate in the design

Big Marsh Park is at 11555 S. Stony Island. Once active industrial property, the site was acquired by CPD in 2011 and opened in 2016. It now marries habitat restoration and eco-recreation with public use. We will work out transportation needs.

We have two shipping containers that desperately need interior design + renovation to support community programming and house materials and resources for our volunteer corps. We need to draft a simple, creative design that utilizes the space to support our needs (shelving, hooks, lockers, storage, respite, benches, etc.) and then use the work day to install/build out the spaces.

And, there are 4 other containers with many possibilities to be designed with community input.

If you're interested in volunteering on the design team with Valerio Dewalt Train Associates or on the build day, email If you want to participate in the design email ASAP.