CHICAGO (CBS) — Seventeen Chicago-area park expansion and acquisition projects are getting funding through a federal-state grants.
The two largest are in Cook County.
A $1.4 million grant, announced Saturday by Gov. Pat Quinn, will pay for two turf soccer fields, two natural turf softball fields, two natural turf all-purpose athletic fields, lighted walking paths, a playground with a spray feature, a skate park, a basketball court, athletic field lighting and amenities such as park benches, drinking fountains, garbage cans and landscaping in south Lawndale. Approximately $30 million will be spent statewide, pleasing State Rep. Camille Lilly (D-Chicago), who said, “$30 million toward open land means we are moving.”