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What's number one on Friends of the Parks' watch list? We'll give you one guess

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  • Courtesy Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

It's culture vs. nature on the first-ever Friends of the Parks annual Top Ten Watch List of Endangered Parks and Open Spaces, released today.

The two lakefront parking lots between Soldier Field and McCormick Place that are the proposed site for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art have the number one slot on the FOTP list.

The next four slots belong to potential sites for the Obama Presidential Library. They are: Jackson Park, South Shore Cultural Center, Washington Park, and Harrison Field.

In the announcement, Friends of the Parks president Cassandra Francis cites expected Cook County population growth over the next 30 years of almost 17 percent—or 850,000 people—as the reason why "it is so important to preserve and expand our city's open natural areas."

Here's the full list:

Image link to PDF document: "FRIENDS OF THE PARKS 2014 CHICAGO AREA TOP TEN WATCH LIST OF ENDANGERED PARKS AND OPEN SPACES"

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