Promontory Point Conservancy

to protect and preserve

Promontory Point Park 

Burnham Park, Chicago


Photo by Eric Allix Rogers

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Promontory Point is again in danger

We demand the City, Chicago Park District and US Army Corps of Engineers:

  • revive the 2006 Obama planning process

  • repair and preserve the historic limestone revetment

  • guarantee full community participation

CDOT, CPD, USACE: Don’t restart the clock! Let’s pick up right where we left off!

Photo: David Schalliol


Restore and Preserve Promontory Point

Our plan for rehabilitation and repair includes:

  • maximum historic limestone

  • minimum concrete and disruption

  • safe and generous access (ADA compliance) for all to both the revetment and the water

We advocate a feasible, functional preservation approach, not demolition and new construction

Upcoming Events

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Join us next year for 2022 monthly clean-ups at the Point. We meet Sundays, 10:30am, east of the 55th Street tunnel at the National Register plaque.

9 April 2022

30 April 2022

15 May 2022

12 June 2022

10 July 2022

7 August 2022

11 September 2022

16 October 2022

13 November 2022

11 December 2022


If you love the Point, join us to preserve it!

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Support the historic limestone revetment at the Point and local merchants too. Get your FREE bumperstickers and buttons at these favorite neighborhood locations:

  • 61st Street Farmers Market: Saturdays, 9am - 2pm

  • Build Coffee

  • Seminary Coop Bookstore

  • 57th Street Books

  • 57th Street Wines

  • Jimmy's Woodlawn Tap

  • Hyde Park Produce

  • Sit Down Sushi & Cafe

  • Open Produce

  • The Cove

  • Bonne Sante Health Foods

Planning an event at the Point?

The Conservancy does NOT issue park permits for BBQs, weddings or other events. The Chicago Park District does:

Here is the information on the Park District's website about grilling in parks:

Here is information on the Park District's website about whether your event will require a permit: