HYDE PARK — The Chicago Park District is expanding Special Olympics sports programs to Washington Park in the spring.
The Park District will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the park’s field house, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Drive, to gauge what kinds of sports leagues people in the community want.
“Such programming is held at dozens of parks all over the city, but currently no dedicated programming in the Bronzeville, Washington Park, Grand Boulevard areas — the closest is probably at McGuane Park in Bridgeport.,” said Jessica Maxey-Faulkner, a spokeswoman for the Park District.
Programs for adults and kids with intellectual and development disabilities will start in the spring.
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