Chicago is about to get more green space. We preview two long-anticipated new parks slated to open this weekend: Maggie Daley Park and La Villita Park.
Read my live tweets from La Villita and Maggie Daley Parks.
In November, at the request of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, the Chicago Park District board moved to rename “Park No. 553” to La Villita Park.
View a map of La Villita Park, located at 2800 S. Sacramento Avenue.
When completed, the Park District said the location will include two artificial turf fields with lighting, three natural grass fields, basketball courts, community gardens, a large playground, and a picnic pavilion.
The first part of Maggie Daley Park, named for the former first lady of Chicago, is set to open Saturday with the debut of its ice skating ribbon. The past two years of construction have accounted for $60 million in spending. View time-lapse photos from Maggie Daley Park construction.
View a slideshow of Maggie Daley Park photos.