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This is a booklet of maps and photos of plans for riverfront parks along the Kankakee River First page is pictured.

A copy was donated to Olivet Nazarene University by the Black family. The original multi page set of documents is protected under copyright so it is not available online. In order to arrange in-person access, please call the Benner Library main number (815) 939-5354 and ask for the Digital Initiatives Librarian.


J.R. Black was an advocate for the conservation of the Kankakee River and spent many years collecting data and working with multiple organizations to preserve the Kankakee River Valley.

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Lavasseur Park

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Fisherman Park and Bird Park (North)

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Bird Park (South)

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Alpiner Park

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Legion Park

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Jeffers Park

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Cobb Park

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River Road Park

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Potawatomi Park

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Goselin Park

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Railroad Bridge Park