City Cuts Ribbon on New Chicago Park District Headquarters
City officials and local community leaders cut the ribbon Friday on the new home of the Chicago Park District headquarters and a multi-purpose fieldhouse and green space for families in the Brighton Park, Gage Park and Back of the Yards communities. The new Park District headquarters and fieldhouse bring 17 acres of open space to one of Chicago’s most park-deprived communities.
“Once the site of a vital manufacturing hub in Chicago, the Park District has transformed unused, vacant land into a welcoming, multi-use administrative and recreational facility, and a beautiful, versatile outdoor space to bring multiple alternatives for active recreation to the communities that we serve,” said Chicago Park District Superintendent and CEO Rosa Escareño.
The Park District will relocate its administrative headquarters to 4830 S. Western Ave. in the Brighton Park neighborhood in early June. The 58,100-square-foot, multi-story facility provides 174 acres of multi-use park space.