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New Chicago Park District HQ Breaks Ground in Brighton Park

City officials broke ground recently on the new Chicago Park District Campus in the Brighton Park neighborhood. The District’s move from its current Streeterville location to 4800 S. Western in Brighton Park will bring investment to the city’s Southwest Side, the Lightfoot administration said.

“With our historic post-COVID recovery around the corner, we simply cannot afford to pass up on opportunities to invest in our South, Southwest, and West Sides, which have borne the brunt of this pandemic,” said Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

The Chicago Park District Campus will feature a 58,100 square foot, multi-story, administrative office space. An additional 20,000 square feet will house the park fieldhouse with a gymnasium, fitness center, bathrooms, locker rooms, and community multi-purpose rooms. 

The total 17-acre footprint also includes outdoor park improvements including, artificial turf athletic fields with lighting, a grand lawn, walkways, a playground, spray pool, natural area, and parking. 


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