Keep Lincoln Park Public sign now

We are a group of neighbors opposed to the privatization of Lincoln Park. We object to a secret deal made between the Chicago Park District and the Latin School of Chicago to build a soccer field in Lincoln Park near the bridge that spans Lake Shore Drive to North Avenue Beach.

This field is being partially paid for by the Latin School which is to be granted the majority of kid-friendly, prime-time hours. The Latin School has also been given rights to sell sponsorships for this facility and to display marketing materials for sponsors, including logos.

We are not necessarily opposed to kids playing soccer or even the idea of a soccer field being built in the park. We are opposed to the closed door manner in which this deal was made and the fact that the tax-paying public will be shut out from this part of the park for ten years and perhaps longer.

We are opposed to a private, very wealthy institution getting exclusive access for the majority of time that public school teams and after-school groups would be wanting to use such a field.

We call on the Park District to void this contract or to re-negotiate it so as all citizens of Chicago have full and equal access to any proposed facility in Lincoln Park.

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Latest Signatures

  • 28 December 2015150. Ted Rj
    I support this petition
  • 28 November 2015149. Richard H
    I support this petition
  • 13 October 2015148. Richard O
    No private use for Lincoln Park!! No advertising in Lincoln Park!! Address, Zip Code Voter, 60626
  • 04 October 2015147. Maureen P
    I support this petition
  • 08 August 2015146. Richard P
    I support this petition
  • 04 August 2015145. Jacqueline S
    Please honor the public notice and public meeting requirements. An obscure notice is not in the spirit of public discussion. Address, Zip Code 1600 S Prairie Ave, # 607, Chicago, IL 60616
  • 18 May 2015144. Rona H
    I support this petition
  • 11 May 2015143. Ellen Jm
    I support this petition
  • 19 September 2014142. Daniel M
    A public park should stay as described - public Address, Zip Code 411 West Briar Place D2 Chicago 60657
  • 10 September 2014141. Christine C
    I support this petition
  • 08 September 2014140. David H
    I support this petition
  • 07 September 2014139. Laurie M
    I support this petition
  • 10 May 2014138. John G
    I support this petition
  • 10 March 2014137. Rachel O
    I support this petition
  • 01 March 2014136. Olivia W
    I support this petition
  • 28 February 2014135. Dayna W
    This wheeling and dealing in Chicago needs to stop. Address, Zip Code 60614
  • 12 February 2014134. Adam H
    no privatization !!! Address, Zip Code 5630 n. kenmore chicago il 60660
  • 03 February 2014133. Patricia Y
    Who's getting the commission on this real estate deal? Hmmmmm.... Address, Zip Code 1660 N La Salle Dr #2206, Chicago, IL 60614-6018
  • 27 January 2014132. Evan Db
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  • 21 November 2013130. Jeff Andsandraf
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  • 12 October 2013129. Darryl W
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  • 14 September 2013128. Jack H
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  • 03 July 2013126. Enid W
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