Space, especially green space, is increasingly scarce. Fortunately, officials are making the most of the space available to enhance Albany Park's livability. A proposed greenway along the Chicago River at Foster Avenue would make two neighborhood parks more visible, accessible, and versatile. The Trust for Public Land is in the process of assembling parcels to connect Eugene Field Park, a designated cultural center, to the 38-acre, sports-oriented Gompers Park. From the riverside playground on the edge of Eugene Field Park, the green connector would extend along an open natural area next to a cemetery, then to a wooded corner at Foster and Pulaski, directly across from Gompers Park. The greenway would allow space for a bike path, hiking trail, or boat launch. More immediately, it would give the neighborhoods diverse residents three more acres of quiet, natural gathering space along the river.
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