Paschen Park is located at 1932 W. Lunt (at Damen) and Matanky Parkis located at 6925 N. Ridge (at Morse).
The meeting will take place this Saturday, November 2nd, 10:00 a.m., at the Paschen Park Fieldhouse, 1932 W. Lunt.
Those attending the meeting will be asked to vote for one of two playground designs for each park submitted by different architectural firms. Adults and children alike will be invited to cast their votes.
An initial vote was held ten days ago. I’m hosting this second meeting to enable those who may have missed the first meeting to cast their votes. The Park District has agreed to construct the playground designs that win a majority of the votes of those attending the meetings.
To view the design renderings for each park, CLICK HERE or scroll to the bottom of the page.
You may also view pdfs of the renderings by clicking on the links below:
Earlier this summer, I announced that four parks in the 49th Ward were on tap to receive new playgrounds courtesy of the Chicago Park District’s Chicago Plays! Playground Replacement Initiative. Goldberg Park was one of the parks selected.
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 last March 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.
In addition to Goldberg, Paschen and Matanky, Lazarus Park, at 1257 W. Columbia is also slated for a new playground and a community meeting to review proposed designs for the new Lazarus playground will take place in the next few weeks. Construction of Goldberg’s playground will begin in the next few weeks, weather permitting. Construction of the Paschen, Matanky and Lazarus playgrounds will take place in the spring.
The four playgrounds are in addition to a new playground at Touhy Park, which is funded through myParticipatory Budgeting process. Construction of the Touhy Park playground has begun and will be completed within the next few weeks.
By the time school lets out for the summer next year, the 49th Ward will boast five brand new playgrounds!
I look forward to your input on the Paschen and Matanky playgrounds on Saturday morning, November 2nd.
Paschen Park Options
Matanky Park Options