Park 542 to open Aug. 12, name undergoes review
08/10/2010 2:49 PM
The fences surrounding Park #542, a highly anticipated new park district in the West Loop, are scheduled to come down on Aug. 12, park district spokeswoman Zvez Kubat confirmed with Chicago Journal today. Kubat did not know the precise hour the park would open.
Bound by Adams, Monroe, Peoria and Sangamon, Ald. Robert Fioretti (2nd) proposed to name the park after Mary Bartelme, a pioneering attorney who was born near what is now the West Loop.
The park district board of commissioners considered the name at their July meeting, and Kubat said a 45-day review period is ongoing.
Kubat said that residents who wish to comment on the proposed name for the park should call the park district's general number, 312-742-PLAY, and ask to speak with a representative from the district's intergovernmental affairs department, which handles feedback on park names.
It is likely a final park board vote on the name will be taken in September or October, according to Kubat.