Details have been revealed for a new field house at 10540 S Morgan Street in Washington Heights. Located within Jackie Robinson Park with its main entrance facing S Aberdeen Street, the new structure will replace a vacant one-story annex to Mount Vernon Elementary School. The project is being led by the Chicago Park District with local firm Booth Hansen working on its design.
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A groundbreaking ceremony has been held for a new park at 1628 W Hollywood Avenue in Andersonville. Located just west of the intersection with N Ashland Avenue, the park itself will replace a long-time vacant lot that previously held part of Edgewater Hospital. The park itself is being developed by the Chicago Park District along with local organizers, with Hitchcock Design Group working on its layout.
New upgrades have been announced for the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm at 2902 W Lawrence Avenue in Albany Park. Located on the intersection with N Sacramento Avenue, the urban farm is connected to the adjacent Ronan Park along the north branch of the Chicago River. Now the Chicago Park District is leading the park’s improvements which will include the farm itself.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony has been held for the new headquarters of the Chicago Park District and its adjoining park at 4830 S Western Avenue in Brighton Park. Bounded by W 48th Street to the north, the CTA Orange Line to the south, and S Rockwell Street to the west, the expansive multi-block site used to be vacant land after holding multiple manufacturing businesses before. Now the Park District will move its nearly 200 employees from its current offices at 541 N Fairbanks Court in Streeterville.
A construction permit has been granted for a new community roller rink and plaza located at 4012 W Madison Street in West Garfield Park. This public space will be managed by the Chicago Park District and will be replacing a vacant lot that had been used as a temporary rink and plaza. The landscape architect for the project is Site Design Group.