Friends of Lovelace Park

The Friends of Lovelace Park are working to keep Lovelace AMAZING!

The Lovelace Meadow Project

Prepping the ground for sowing native plant seeds.

The work to create a more natural, unmowed section of the park continues, despite the mowing due to a City of Evanston internal miscommunication. The Friends of Lovelace will make lemons into lemonade! The city has returned to mow the grass even shorter to prepare the ground for the native plant seeds that the Friends will be sowing. Next year our Meadow will abound with flora and fauna!


The Native Plant Pollinator Garden Project

September 2020
Painted Turtle

This Friends of Lovelace project has already become a stunning success in just one season thanks to all the hard work of our volunteer community. The garden was ablaze with color and abuzz with pollinators this summer. We even attracted some new visitors!

In 2021 we will be expanding the garden and tweaking the plantings to ensure that all our pollinator plants are native to the area. We will be purchasing plants from Prairie Moon Nursery (see our Resources page). If you’d like to make a contribution towards plant purchases, please use the contact form to reach Sigrid, our fearless leader!

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.

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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.