Video boosts Eckhart Park fundraising


A promotional video will help raise funds this year for improvements at Eckhart Park. Nick Fotis of the Eckhart Park Advisory Council sees the video as a way to introduce the Jens Jensen-designed park in a Kickstarter-style social media campaign.

The work of neighborhood residents Cheston Bogue and Lucas Daniel, clips will be screened in a craft-beer and charcuterie mixer April 19 at Leopold restaurant, 1450 W. Chicago Ave. Tickets and information are on the advisory council website.

In December, Martin Klaeschen and Carl Ray Miller won a contest to design a marker for contributors: a Corten steel berm for the Noble Street side of the park.

An Earth Day park cleanup is set for April 21. Volunteers will meet at 9 am under the flagpole at the park, 1330 W. Chicago Ave.

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