Fred Anderson: Name Suggested for New Park

On Tuesday evening, March 22nd, a concert was held at the Jazz Showcase to honor South Loop musical icon Fred Anderson who passed away last summer.  Alderman Bob Fioretti announced he is proposing Fred Anderson’s name be used for the new park at 16th Street and Wabash Avenue.

HOW YOU CAN VOICE YOUR SUPPORT FOR NAMING THE NEW PARK IN HONOR OF FRED ANDERSON

The announcement to name the park was first announced at the January 25, 2011 Park 550 Advisory Council meeting.  At our March meeting on Saturday, we asked the community for feedback and submitted a letter of support for the naming.  Subsequently, Alderman Bob Fioretti has submitted the proposal for consideration to the Chicago Park District.   For the next step, you may write a personal letter to the Chicago Park District to lend your support to the effort to name the new park at Wabash Avenue and 16th Street for Fred Anderson.

Please address your letter to the Chicago Park District as follows:

Mr. Tim Mitchell
Superintendent and CEO
Chicago Park District
541 N. Fairbanks Court, Floor # 7
Chicago, IL 60611-3626

Ms. Gia Biagi
Director of Planning and Development
Chicago Park District
541 N. Fairbanks Court, Floor # 5
Chicago, IL 60611-3626

Please copy the alderman on your letters:
Honorable Robert W. Fioretti
Alderman, 2nd Ward
City of Chicago City Council
121 N. LaSalle St., 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Additional media on the proposed naming can be found at the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Journal.