This is slightly old news from DNAinfo, but still a good update on the progress:
Ald. William Burns (4th), Mayor Rahm Emanuel's wife Amy Rule, Park District Supt. Mike Kelly and Grant Park Conservancy President Bob O'Neill shoveled a ceremonial load of soil at the southern tip of Grant Park Monday to kick off construction on a three-acre skate park.
The move was a formality, as construction was already underway to build the $2.65 million skate park designed by landscape architecture firm Altamanu. The construction timeline, originally set to be completed by the end of 2014, has been sped up in the hopes of opening the park by October, Kelly and O'Neill said Monday.For those looking for background, here are a couple old Sloopin links (original post about project and construction has apparently begun on the park).