• Winnemac Park’s Flood-Prone Fields Will Be Overhauled Starting In June

    by Alex V Hernandez / Block Club  Chicago / March 26, 2024

    The construction comes after years of flooding have made the baseball diamonds unplayable for long stretches. Some fields will be closed to the public while work is ongoing.

    LINCOLN SQUARE — Crews will begin ausdding better drainage and other upgrades to some of Winnemac Park’s sports fields this summer.

    The park’s baseball fields where Amundsen High School teams play and practice become muddy and unplayable after rain, which has been a problem for at least 10 years, baseball coaches have said. Players and coaches must prep the fields to safely practice with the mud.

    To remedy this, officials plan to renovate Winnemac Park by installing an artificial turf infield with grading and stormwater improvements to drain the baseball outfield and soccer field. The improvements will use about $2 million from the Western Avenue (North) Tax Increment Financing district. Read more HERE




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