2540 W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60612
Chicago Park District
In-Progress, Parks & Playgrounds
Advanced Consulting Group, Int'l., TERRA Engineering, Ltd.
Located on the Near West Side, the new park design is inspired by hexes, the ‘strongest’ shape, intended to tie together and bring strength to this community that is separated by historic and spatial obstacles. The park contains new and exciting playground equipment and concepts, including a playground structure embedded into a large mound, a spinning net structure, multiple slides, and a 50’ long cable ride. Despite large elevation changes due to the capping of spoils from an off-site remediation, the playground is almost completely accessible. Park features include custom signage, innovative stormwater measures, a 1/5 mile running track, workout equipment, and a fountain area made of basalt columns.