Friends of Lovelace Park

June 18th: A Photo Quiz

Is this Wisconsin or ????

June 16th: The Pollinator Garden evolves. 

Volunteer Group 6/13/20

Six FOLP volunteers moved wheelbarrows, dug, planted and watered 20 new pollinator plants the City kindly provided. See pictures of yesterday’s Crew and the result – enjoy.

Plants from the city.

We are also working on creating a more natural area just north of the sledding hill and asked the City not to mow it. I am working on developing signage and an explanatory “press release” so everyone will understand what is going on. I am just waiting for the City’s approval. In the meantime. I am hoping we will be able to obtain some prairie flower seeds to broadcast…..will keep you all informed of future activities on this.

June 6th: We have a Pollinator Garden!! THANK YOU volunteers!!

Twelve dedicated volunteers spent more than two hours on Saturday, June 6 further preparing and planting the Pollinator Garden.

Thanks to the Highland Park Garden Club that donated a flat of 38 plants and Leslie Shad from Natural Habitat Evanston who arranged for us to be the recipient.

Watch this website for maintenance information – especially watering if it doesn’t rain.

A big thanks to all the volunteers.


June 4th: flooding debris cleanup- looking good!

It didn’t take long for six rakers (Photographer  included) to clean up the plant debris left from the pond flooding.

Thank you all,

Share your photos with the Lovelace Park community! Our fabulous park with its open spaces and natural beauty provides so many opportunities for the photographer in all of us. If you take a pic while you’re there, we’d love to see it. Email pics to LovelacePark at outlook dot com and we’ll display them in our Photo Gallery.

Our Mission Statement

We are a group of neighbors living near and enjoying this wonderful recreational resource. We are committed to enhancing the park and assisting the City’s Maintenance Crew by volunteering for the following tasks:

  • Mulching the trees correctly. Click here for a diagram.
  • Working with City Crew when planting new trees to select the proper spots (not in the sledding area).
  • Establishing a pollinator garden to attract butterflies, bees, and other pollinators.
  • Collaborating with other organizations in collecting litter and debris.
  • Offering our services when needed or requested by City Crews.