Renovating Parks and Play Lots

Gene believes that green space is a key quality of life and that our city parks should be at the center of family recreation.  He remains committed to ensuring that our neighborhood parks serve the needs of the community.

Gene worked with the Chicago Park District, community organizations, and his neighbors to develop new play lots at Chase Park, Revere Park, Welles Park, and Winnemac Park.  The new play lots not only provide improved safety for neighborhood children, but are ADA accessible.

As a part of the recent Northcenter Senior Campus development, Gene created a central green space open to both the campus residents and the neighboring community.  In addition, a pocket park was created at the intersection of Belle Plain and Oakley.  In appreciation, residents of the Nortcenter Senior Campus requested that the park be named Gene Schulter Park. 

In 2005, Gene assembled the area south of Addison Street and east of the Chicago River through the use of Tax Increment Financing funds for the expansion of Clark Park.  Gene also negotiated with Chicago Public Schools for the creation of community space in the Lane Tech stadium.  As Alderman, Gene hoped to see the Chicago Cubs develop a new community baseball stadium in Clark Park.  

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