First off is Fred Anderson Park (between 16th and 18th on Wabash). Construction for the much anticipated park has been slow moving (and for some controversial), but according to South Loop Dog PAC construction is supposed to commence this summer. Here is a new plan with points listed below:
In other park news, the city of Chicago recently outlined some improvements:
Chicago Women’s Park & Gardens 1801 S. Indiana Ave.
The field house at the Chicago Women’s Park & Gardens would be renovated through $3.8 million in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) assistance. The three-story structure would receive a new roof, ventilation systems, and masonry repairs, as well as a new fitness center, activity rooms, office space, and restrooms. The upgrades would be in addition to $1.1 million allocated by the Chicago Park District for renovations to the first floor.
Coliseum Park 1466 S. Wabash Ave. The .6-acre Coliseum Park would be improved with new playground equipment, an expanded dog area, and new landscape upgrades through $500,000 in TIF assistance. The park is named in honor of the Coliseum, an arena and exhibition hall that was a defining feature of South Wabash Avenue until 1982.
We like parks and are excited to see some solid steps forward for these three!