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Mayor Emanuel Cuts Ribbon On New Park In Burnside

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Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District open Burnside Park Playground. (Credit: Brooke Collins, City of Chicago)

Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District open Burnside Park Playground. (Credit: Brooke Collins, City of Chicago)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Emanuel helped cut the ribbon at Burnside Park on Sunday.

“Chicago is only as strong as its neighborhoods. Park playgrounds provide safe places for kids to play and grow, but they also serve as neighborhood hubs that foster friendships and strengthen communities,” said Mayor Emanuel. “Through this program, we’re rebuilding Chicago so that every child in every neighborhood is within a 10 minute walk of a park or playground.”

It’s one of more than 300 Chicago parks that are being renovated as part of the Chicago Plays! renovation program. Each park costs about $125.000.

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