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Invite public to Park 596 meeting

By Tim Hadac

The public is invited to an online meeting regarding the new Park 596, located in the southeast corner of Brighton Park, near 48th and Western.ChicagoParkDistrict85Logo

The meeting is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4.

To join the meeting, visit https://zoom.us/j/98177640484. The meeting ID is 981 7764 0484, and the passcode is 596.

In a deal engineered by 14th Ward Ald. Edward M. Burke in 2018, the Park District Board purchased 17 acres of land for a 54,000 square foot administrative building at the site.

Burke insisted that plans include a 19,000 square foot recreational center, three soccer fields, an entertainment venue for musical events and a children’s playground and spray-pool area.

The $65 million project will create work for about 350 union tradesmen, and about 180 Park District employees will work at the site when it is finished.

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