Campus Parks Program
The Campus Park Program addresses the shortage of parkland in Chicago's neighborhoods by targeting public school grounds for parkland improvements. Under a joint program funded by the City, Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Park District, existing asphalt and concrete paving are replaced with new landscaping, play equipment, trees, fencing and lighting.
Priority is given to neighborhoods identified as having insufficient parkland, Strategic Neighborhood Action Program districts, Empowerment Zones, Enterprise Communities and other special development districts.
Approximately 120 schools have been completed as of the start of 2010.