ROGERS PARK — Parents and their children voted Monday for a new playground design at Goldberg Park at Glenwood and Greenleaf to replace the rusted, wobbly equipment there now that's "seen a lot of blood."
"Goldberg Park is a park, a horrible little park," said parent Rebecca Weinberg. "It's seen a lot of love. ... It's seen a lot of blood because we've had a lot of falls."
Weinberg, 39, and other parents welcomed the redesign of the playlot at 7043 N. Glenwood Ave. — one of four other playground renovations slated for Rogers Park in the coming months, including Touhy Park's $450,000 renovation.
Chicago Plays!, a program administered by Friends of the Parks, aims to renovate 50 of the city's 523 playgrounds this year.
Ald. Joe Moore (49th) held an informal election Monday night so the community could decide how Goldberg Park would look after it's rehabbed.
"Your playground — are you listening, kids? — will be here by Thanksgiving," said Maria Stone, director of community relations for the park advocacy organization.
Some children, however, didn't seem like they were paying attention.
"Last time," said a blonde-haired boy in attendance, after raising his hand, "I saw a dead bird at the slide when you go down."
Nonetheless, the kids and their parents voted for the playground designed by Cunningham Recreation, which includes swings, two slides, a seesaw and monkey bars, according to a rendering of the design.