About Woodard Plaza



After many hard volunteer hours. #glorious

Woodard Plaza was installed in 2014 at the corner of Milwaukee and Kimball avenues by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) Make Way for People program as a gift to the neighborhood.  It was designed by award-winning landscape architect Terry Guen and included an innovative storm water drainage system that irrigated the beds of native plants.  The design also included a community gathering space with a small area for performances.  But what should’ve been a neighborhood jewel gradually became overtaken by weeds, rats, and trash.

The Woodard Cultural Alliance was formed in July 2018 to bring the plaza back to life culturally as well as horticulturally.  Led by local artists Lynn Basa (The Corner Project), Kristina Daignault (Basic Studios), and Enrique Morales (Northwest Arts Connection) with the support of neighborhood volunteers, 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Rosa, and the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce, CDOT restored the plaza’s infrastructure.  

Today the WCA is focused making Woodard Plaza available for events by the community.


Upcoming Events

We're right by the Logan Square Station

Woodard Plaza is close to so many awesome shops and restaurants + it's easy to get to! Stop by an event after brunch or a trip to the farmers market.

High Five!

We've worked with over 60 local volunteers and worked over 100+ hours to get the plaza cleaned up!

Our Team

  • basic studios

  • Northwest Arts Connection

  • The Corner Project

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