Mural Park is located in the vacant land between two former lumber distribution warehouses at the intersection of S Sangamon Street and W 19th Street. Located in Pilsen, the site connects to Little Village through the proposed Paseo, a 1.3 mile long rails- to-trails multi-use path. Mural Park serves as a stimulant for the future growth and development of The Paseo and a case study in the role private development can play in the creation of community-minded open space that respects and enhances the cultural and economic diversity of the surrounding neighborhood.
Through flexible, multi-purpose programming that engages local artists in the creation of a public amenity, Mural Park leverages a private development to help transform Pilsen, Little Village, and the surrounding communities into more vibrant places to live, work, and play. When complete, Mural Park will serve as an everyday gathering space, a place of respite along The Paseo, and a venue for special community events.