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Marquette ParkCHICAGO – Assistant Majority Leader Tony Munoz said he's pleased to see Cornell Square Park and Marquette Park receive funds through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Park and Recreational Facility Construction (PARC) grant program to enhance recreational opportunities.

“I’m excited that two local parks will be able make improvements that will provide more recreational opportunities,” Munoz said. “This funding gives our communities the opportunity to enjoy these local parks even more, and for many years to come.”

Cornell Square Park will receive $1 million to restore exterior concrete, restoration or replacement of windows and doors, and accessibility upgrades in the restrooms and locker rooms. Marquette Park will receive $750,000 to reconfigure the auditorium and stage to improve accessibility for all patrons. It will also make accessibility improvements in the restrooms, locker rooms and shower rooms.

The PARC grant program provides up to 90% of project costs to help build, renovate and improve recreational buildings used by the public, with local governments matching the value of the grants awarded. The grants to Cornell Square Park and Marquette Park were two of 17 grants awarded across the state Wednesday.

A full list of grantees is available on IDNR’s website.

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