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What’s The Future Of Logan Square’s Koz Park? Weigh In On $1.85 Million In Upgrades At Tuesday Meeting

The city awarded the park $1.85 million in TIF money for significant improvements. How do you want to see the money spent?

An aerial view of Kosciuszko Park at 2732 N. Avers Ave.
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LOGAN SQUARE — Logan Square’s Kosciuszko Park is getting a complete makeover — and residents will have a chance to weigh in on the plans Tuesday.

A community meeting on the future of Kosciuszko Park, commonly referred to as Koz Park, is set for 6:30-8 p.m. at the field house, 2732 N. Avers Ave.

The city earmarked $1.85 million in tax increment financing dollars for the park earlier this year. Former 31st Ward alderman Milly Santiago announced the allocation in January.

The money will fund “across the board” improvements. Residents can expect significant upgrades to the park’s field house, pool, baseball field and soccer field.

The park also stands to get a new nature play area and a dog-friendly area under the project. The latter will likely be funded through donations and aldermanic participatory budget money — not TIF dollars.

At the meeting, residents will get to weigh in on those improvements and on the future of the park’s basketball court, which hasn’t been usable since the park district removed its hoops about a decade ago.

Park leaders said they have yet to see the official plans yet, but they want resident feedback before they do.

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