Hadiya Pendleton Park
The Chicago Park District hired Planning Resources Inc. to design the enlarged 2 acre park on the South Side of Chicago in a manner that honors the cultural heritage of Bronzeville and pays tribute to the park’s namesake. Plans include a new brightly colored non-traditional accessible playground, an interactive splash pad, a walking path, outdoor amphitheatre, and 3 fitness clusters throughout strategic loations on the site. Features such as a “musical staff path,” sculptural seating to emulate books and musical instruments, and inscriptions in planters and knee walls will symbolize Bronzeville’s cultural heritage. The new park is considered a fitting tribute to Chicagoan Hadiya Pendleton (1997 – 2013). An honor student at King College Prep High School, Hadiya Pendleton was killed as the result of a senseless act of violence.
Merit Award by the American Society of Landscape Architects