May 11, 2022

Statement from Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

"Today, I applaud the Chicago Park District Board and the Board President, Myetie Hamilton, on their decision to approve interim Superintendent Rosa Escareño in a permanent capacity. This approval is proof of the hard work, dedication, and commitment Superintendent Escareño and her team have demonstrated these past few months to the Chicago Park District and throughout her more than three decades of experience serving our communities. I am proud of Superintendent Escareño's work and devotion to excellence which all our residents need and deserve. Superintendent Escareño knows that our parks are a vital lifeline for our residents as well as the jewel of most communities, and that she must focus on making key investments in our South and West side parks in particular.  I am confident Superintendent Escareño will continue to provide critical and much-needed leadership and services to all our residents across the 600 Chicago parks."