The City of Evanston’s Public Works Department invites community members to provide feedback on the latest design concepts for Baker Park, located at Keeney Street and Forest Avenue, by taking an online survey.

The public is encouraged to complete the Baker Park Renovation Survey by Tuesday, Dec. 16.

Based on public meetings held on July 10 and Oct. 1, the department developed two revised concept plans to maintain the open, green space in the northern half of the park; and preserve the existing berm, trees, and community garden in the park’s southeast corner.

New construction projects planned for Baker Park include a basketball court; a playground for children ages 2-12; a baseball backstop; an alleyway entrance located north of the field house; and the removal of the existing arborvitae hedge located east of the basketball court.

The survey will help the Evanston Public Works Department identify and finalize design elements based on the community’s feedback. After consolidating input, staff plans to present the final design to the community in January and begin construction next summer.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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