CHICAGO (CBS) — A group of Humboldt Park residents on Friday angrily called on the Chicago Park District to deny Riot Fest permits to perform the annual music festival in the park, after the grass was badly damaged during last year’s festival.
“The main goal here is real simple. Deny the permit to Riot Fest,” said Xavier Nogueras, with Humboldt Park Citizens Against Riot Fest.
Nogueras said the three-day festival trashes the park and limits access to the public.
“They say they fixed the park. Fine, we’re gonna let them do the festival, then we’re going to let them destroy the park, then we’re going to let them fix the park. We’re gonna let them do the festival again, destroy the park and then fix the park?” he said.