Grant Park Plans for New Skate Park

By Alexandria Fisher
|  Sunday, Feb 24, 2013  |  Updated 11:01 AM CDT
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After seven years of a temporary Grant Park skateboard park, the Chicago Park District giving skateboarders a permanent landing.

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 After seven years of a temporary Grant Park skateboard park, the Chicago Park District giving skateboarders a permanent landing.

The district grinded out the money in their budget and preliminary plans will be proposed at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Grant Park Advisory Council meeting.
 
The new park and small outdoor performance area will be built on the south end of Grant Park.
 
The Chicago Park District will dole out $1 million in tax increment financing money to build the new arena, according to the Chicago Tribune.
 
Designs for the project will reportedly be presented this spring and construction could begin later this year.
 
The temporary Grant Park skate park began in 2006 with plans to produce a permanent structure. The facility has been used heavily and served to deter illegal cruisers.
 

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