By Taylor Piper
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014
In 2014, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a plan to build and refurbish 103 parks across the city. The Chicago Park District is responsible for more than 580 parks that cover over 8,100 acres of land throughout Chicago.
In an April 17 press release, Emanuel said the plan is to provide a safe space for children to play. Chicago is already halfway through the planned renovations that when completed will have refurbished 103 parks.
This interactive map displays the locations of all Chicago Park District parks over Chicago’s neighborhoods. The parks are color coded according to the acres: green is under 15 acres, blue parks have 15-100 acres, and red are over 100 acres. You can select your ZIP code and locate a park near you. Clicking the point will provide information about amenities and facilities the park offers currently.
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