ROGERS PARK — The underused Leone Park Beach and field house may be getting a makeover and the Chicago Park District wants residents to share their ideas, Ald. Joe Moore (49th) said.
Moore said in an email to constituents Thursday that the park district was "exploring" plans to redevelop the park tucked away at 1222 W. Touhy Ave. at the north end of Loyola Park.
The field house is used for the park district's junior lifeguard program.
Moore said ideas for the park include "landscaping that better reflects the natural landscape of the lakefront, a kayak launch and storage facilities, event space and room for educational programming about Lake Michigan's ecosystem."
Moore and the park district plan to host a meeting about the plans at 7 p.m. Monday at the Loyola Park Field House, 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.
In addition, an advisory council for the park was formed Wednesday, said Bill Morton, a member of the Loyola Park advisory council and president of the Willye B. White Park advisory council.
A vote to elect the officers of the new advisory council would be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce, 7231 N. Sheridan Road.
Morton said the council would help promote safety and beauty of the park "so it could be more well-used."
For more neighborhood news, listen to DNAinfo Radio here: