10 Chicago park district playgrounds to undergo improvements


The playgrounds at 10 neighborhood parks would be improved with $2.05 million in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) assistance proposed to the City Council by Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

The sites were identified through the Park District’s Playground Repair Program as needing new equipment and resurfacing. Each project would replace older visitor amenities with modern equipment that meets contemporary safety and accessibility standards.

The parks and funding amounts include:

  • Theodore Gross Park, 2708 W. Lawrence Ave., $175,000
  • Winnemac Park, 5001 N. Leavitt St., $200,000
  • Frank J. Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee Ave., $345,000
  • Salmon Chase Park, 4701 N. Ashland Ave., $125,000
  • Broncho Billy Park, 4437 N. Magnolia Ave., $175,000
  • John Wentworth Gardens Park, 3770 S. Wentworth Ave., $250,000
  • George Washington Park, 5250 S. King Dr., $300.000
  • John Durso Park, 421 W. Locust St., $250,000
  • Brighton Park, 3501 S. Richmond St., $125,000
  • Roald Amundsen Park, 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave., $110,000


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