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Welcome to the Park No. 596 project information webpage. The Chicago Park District will use this online platform to share project details until we may safely conduct community meetings later this year.  Please refer to this webpage to:

  • Receive the latest information on the planning process and community engagement efforts
  • Learn about project updates
  • Review project documents and deliverables

The new 17-acre park, located in Chicago’s Brighton Park Community next to the Western Avenue Orange Line Station, will be home to outdoor recreation amenities, a fieldhouse, and the Chicago Park District administrative headquarters.  Once complete, the administration building and fieldhouse will accommodate over 200 employees, and the new fieldhouse and park will host a variety of recreation programs.  The site is well-served by public transportation, and approximately 200 parking spaces will be available on-site to accommodate visitors and Chicago Park District staff.  Please view the videos below for more detail.

We look forward to your participation in public meetings later this year.  Until then, please forward any questions or comments to


Public Meeting (August 19, 2020)



Project Introduction Video (April 7, 2020)
Welcome to the Park 596! The Site of Chicago Park District's Future Headquarters (6:12 minutes)

Video de Introducción al Proyecto (7 de abril de 2020)
¡Bienvenidos al Parque 596! La Sede de las Futuras Oficinas del Distrito de Parques de Chicago (9:37 minutes)




Park 596 - View from Western Ave.

View from Western Ave.
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This section will be updated in early 2021 with next steps for a virtual follow-up public meeting, status on construction start, and target completion date.



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