Thursday, September 12, 2013

Construction Begins to Improve Coliseum Park; Update on Fred Anderson Park

A reader writes:
Construction at Coliseum Park (14th and Wabash) has begun on the new children's play area and dog park. Shot from my balcony.

Speaking of parks, apparently the Fred Anderson Park has finally been given the green light (according to a recent article in
After six years of planning, the Chicago Park District is moving forward with plans to upgrade Fred Anderson Park in the South Loop — and dog lovers will be pleased.  
The district's board of commissioners unanimously supported a contract with Robe Construction, Inc., to create "a dog friendly area with artificial turf for both large and small dogs," along with a "dog drinking fountain" for the park.

What isn't mentioned is an estimated time frame for either breaking ground or completing Fred Anderson park.  Has anyone seen this published somewhere?

Ironically a reader also forwarded us this recent news letter titled, "First Concert Announced for Fred Anderson Park Site".  We assume this concert will be held prior to breaking ground on the new park, but it isn't very clear.

Regardless, good to see some progress at both parks.

(Hat tip:  EL & A!)

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