The 49th Ward will receive five new playgrounds next year and you are invited to vote on your favorite designs for each park. New playgrounds are slated for Hartigan Beach Park, Howard Beach Park, Langdon Park, Pottawattomie Park and Willye White Park.
The meeting and vote will take place this Saturday, November 15th, 10:00 a.m.,at Field School, 7019 N. Ashland, in the auditorium. Enter through the doorway on the Lunt Avenue side of the building. Free parking is available off of Greenleaf Avenue.
Each park playground will have four or five proposed designs. After a brief presentation on the proposals, those attending the meeting will be given an opportunity to vote on their favorite design for each playground. Adults and children alike will be invited to cast their votes.
I have posted the proposed design renderings on my official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/joemoore49
To view the design renderings for each park, click on the name of the park below:
Hartigan Beach Park, Albion and the Lake
Howard Beach Park, 7519 N. Eastlake (at Howard and the Lake)
Langdon Park, 1754 W. Albion (at Ravenswood)
Pottawattomie Park, 7340 N. Rogers (at Winchester)
Willye White Park, 1610 W. Howard (at Ashland)
The playgrounds were selected through a community application process administered by Friends of the Parks, a park advocacy organization, dedicated to preserving, protecting, and improving Chicago’s parks. I announced the initiative in March of 2013 and urged neighbors to submit their favorite playground for consideration. In true Rogers Park fashion, the neighbors were enthusiastic and well-organized. As a result, every 49th Ward playground submitted for consideration was selected.
The parks selected in the first round included Goldberg Park, 7043 N. Glenwood (at Greenleaf),Lazarus Park, 1257 W. Columbia, Matanky Park, 6925 N. Ridge (at Morse) and Paschen Park, 1932 W. Lunt (at Damen). Construction of those new playgrounds was completed last summer.
Once construction of this second round of new playgrounds is completed next summer, Rogers Park’s children will have 10 brand new playgrounds to enjoy!
I look forward to your input on these five playgrounds this Saturday morning, November 15th.