Historic Wooded Island rises again In Jackson Park

Wooded Island is reopening to the public on Saturday. (Sam Cholke / DNAinfo)

Wooded Island is reopening to the public on Saturday. (Sam Cholke / DNAinfo)

HYDE PARK — Wooded Island in Jackson Park is reopening on Saturday and there is a lot more that has changed about the historic island beyond the new sculpture by Yoko Ono.

On Monday, Jerry Levy, the volunteer steward for the island, showed what more than a year of the Army Corps of Engineers’ $8.1 million habitat restoration has accomplished.

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Levy said he hopes the new “Skylanding” statue by Yoko Ono unveiled Monday on the island attracts people back to the park and that they stay to see the transformation that the island has undergone.

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