Helen Doria

Helen Doria (1951 – 2012) was a program creator for the Chicago Park District. She founded the Arts Partners in Residency program which led to mini-festivals that introduced Chicagoans to a wide variety of cultures. She brought theater, music, dance and the visual arts to park patrons throughout Chicago neighborhoods. After serving as the first Executive Director of Millennium Park, Ms. Doria was instrumental in developing the 606 Trail.

Why this stop?  Doria moved to Rogers Park to go to Mundelein College and remained in the neighborhood throughout her career. The Morse stop is a short walk to the Helen Doria Beach.

Connect — Next time you attend a free concert at Millennium Park, appreciate the work of Helen Doria whose leadership helped make this possible.

Get involved—Consider providing financial support for the free arts and cultural programming offered by the Chicago Park District.

Women's L Project Connection - Helen Doria Beach is one of the beaches saved by Tobey Prinz.