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Projects include fieldhouse improvements, multi-use trail development and renovations to the historic Lincoln Park Conservatory

Thanks to the support and advocacy of local Congressional members, Senator Durbin, Congresswoman Schakowsky, Congressman Quigley, Congressman Garcia, and Congresswoman Kelly, the Chicago Park District will receive more than $6.25 million in federal funding to bolster much needed park investment across the city. In addition to bringing federal funds back home to support Chicago parks, these earmarks allow the Park District to program its otherwise limited capital dollars to equally important and much needed park improvements. 

“The capital needs across our city’s parks system are great and without outside funding support from our elected officials and other partners, many park projects would be delayed,” said Chicago Park District General Superintendent Rosa Escareño. “We are extremely grateful to the Illinois Congressional members for their commitment to funding these projects and, more importantly, the investing in children and families who rely on us for quality and affordable recreational opportunities.”

Here is the listing of park projects included in the 2023 federally funded appropriations. The federal funds will help to support the funding mix for these large scale capital initiatives.    

  • Swimming Pool, Broadway Armory, 5917 W. Broadway; $2M (Congresswoman Schakowsky)
  • Multi-use trail, California Park, 3843 N. California Avenue, $2M (Congressman Quigley)
  • New Fieldhouse, Cragin Park, 2611 N. Lockwood Avenue, $500K (Senator Durbin)
  • Shoreline Improvements, Morgan Shoal, Lake Michigan shoreline from 4500 to 5100 South, $200K (Senator Durbin)
  • Fieldhouse Improvements, LeClaire-Hearst Park,5120 W. 44th Street, $350K (Congressman Garcia)
  • Facility Renovations, Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N. Stockton Drive, $750K (Congressman Quigley)
  • Promontory Point Study, Promontory Point, 5491 S. DuSable Lake Shore Drive $450K (Congresswoman Kelly