Photos taken on June 15th, of what I assume is the work of Chicago Plays (see my last post), the Mayor's five year program rebuilding 500 playgrounds, parks, and recreational areas throughout the city.
I don't really know what this recreational area with the soccer field area is called (Google calls it "Chicago Celtic Training Location" but I don't think that is the official name???), it could just be River Park... but anyway, it was in desperate need of a cash infusion. Check out how bad the erosion of the banks was in 2011. Hooray concrete and gravel, keeping the banks in tact.
The other interesting thing to note about this recreational area: Jaime M. Andrade, Jr claimed partial responsibility for the development of this park, believes it helped rehabilitate this section of Albany Park from its "Little Beirut" days back when he was working for Mell Sr.
Lastly, some hyperlocal media criticism: why didn't DNAinfo do a post about the construction being done at these two parks? These park upgrades make quick and easy posts.