“Take the Field” Initiative Breaks Ground at Harrison Park in Pilsen
The Chicago Cubs, Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation, 25th Ward Alderman, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School and members of the community break ground on a new state-of-the-art, all-weather athletic field at the Chicago Park District’s Harrison Park in the Pilsen community.
Harrison Park will soon have a new state-of-the-art, all weather athletic field, as the Chicago Cubs, Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation, 25th Ward Alderman Danny Solis and Cristo Rey Jesuit High School came together to break ground on Friday, August 3.
The athletic field at Harrison Park is one of five fields being built as part of phase two of the “Take the Field” initiative, an effort that joins public and private resources to construct athletic turf athletic fields in underserved and geographically diverse Chicago Park District parks.
The new field at Harrison Park will host Little League baseball, softball, soccer, flag football and lacrosse. According to a press release, the project will enhance both the organized and recreational sport opportunities for youth in the Pilsen community and the athletic programs at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School.
In October of last year, Cornell Square Park in Back of the Yards was among 10 parks that received an athletic turf athletic field.