Land Acquisition Will Support Park Expansion on the Northwest Side

December 18, 2019


The Humboldt Park community’s Kells Park will be expanded by .14 acres through a land acquisition proposal approved today by City Council.

The additional space will involve two vacant lots at 724-26 N. Kedzie Ave., which the City will acquire from the Openlands conservation organization for $61,000. The City will subsequently lease the space to the Chicago Park District for use as a new playground adjacent to Kells Park. Acquisition costs will be paid through the Chicago/Central Park TIF District.

The two-acre Kells Park, located at Chicago and Kedzie avenues, is named for George D. Kells, who served as an alderman of the 28th Ward from 1931 to 1951.


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