ROSCOE VILLAGE — Plans to build a new play area at Audubon School, which will be open to the entire Roscoe Village community, have gained momentum with backing from Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) and Chicago Public Schools.
Renderings of the playground and surrounding green space — the only one in the neighborhood between Fellger Park and Bell Elementary — will be presented at a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Audubon gym.
Dubbed Village Schoolyard, the play space is a joint effort among various community entities, including Roscoe Village Neighbors, and coordinated by Friends of Audubon, a non-profit organization that support Audubon School.
Wednesday's meeting will also serve as a kickoff for a month of fundraising efforts for the playground. Guests will learn more about the Buy a Brick campaign and the Village Schoolyard fitness challenge and block party scheduled for May 4.
A community design meeting is scheduled for April 24 at Audubon (time is TBD). This forum will provide residents with an opportunity to offer feedback and input into the design of the new community park.