Skateboard plan for Chicago's lakefront Grant Park - Chicago News and Weather | FOX 32 News

Skateboard plan for Chicago's lakefront Grant Park

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (Associated Press) -

Chicago's Grant Park is inviting skateboarders to make the lakefront area their new hangout.

The Chicago Park District plans to use $1 million in tax increment financing money to build a permanent skateboard park there.

Bob O'Neil is president of the Grant Park Conservancy and Advisory Council. He says that the project is meant to draw more young people to the area known locally as Chicago's front yard.

O'Neil says such efforts help ensure the park attracts people of all ages.

The skate park will be near 11th and Michigan and could be ready by fall of next year.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share Your Photos & Video

Powered by WorldNow

205 N. Michigan Avenue
Ground Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Station Operator: (312) 565-5532
Newsroom: (312)565-5533

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices