The Chicago Park District’s $400,000 lighting improvement project in Portage Park will be funded through Tax Increment Financing (TIF) under a pland approved by City Council today.
The new LED lighting system at 4100 N. Long Ave. in the Portage Park community will illuminate three baseball fields, enabling more flexible scheduling for games and practices.
The system will also increase safety for users of other recreational resources in the 36.5-acre park, including a pair of baseball fields, tennis courts, swimming complex, playground, dog-friendly area, nature walk, and football and soccer fields.
The park’s ballfields currently support approximately 425 youth of different ages participating in various leagues.
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