City Council To Consider $2 Million For Artificial Turf, New Drainage To Help Fix Winnemac Park
by Alex V Hernandez / Block Club Chicago / April 6, 2023
The money for the long-awaited project would come from TIF funds. If it is approved, construction would need to wrap by the end of 2024.
LINCOLN SQUARE — Longstanding flooding problems at Winnemac Park could finally get fixed if City Council finalizes $2 million in tax increment financing funds to upgrade the park’s infrastructure.
The park’s baseball fields become muddy and unplayable after rain, which has been a problem for at least 10 years, Amundsen High School’s baseball coaches have said. Players and coaches must prep the fields themselves to safely practice with the mud, they previously said.
To address this, a measure to renovate Winnemac Park by installing an artificial turf infield with grading and stormwater improvements to help with the drainage of the baseball outfield and soccer field was introduced to City Council last month. Read more HERE