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Park District to Cut Ribbon on Alex Lopez Park

Park District Supt. Frank Perez has invited Heights residents to see the completed park after a summer-long construction project.

Just three months ago, Heights residents and public officials looked on as Supt. .

Over the summer, residents may have seen giant piles of dirt in the and 's shared parking lot. Additional fencing was also put up, limiting the amount of parking available in the lot.

Residents expressed concerns about the safety of putting a park with playground equipment near one of the busiest intersection in Chicago Heights, Lincoln Highway and Chicago Road. Perez's much-talked-about solution was a fence, meant to deter and inhibit children from getting to the street. 

Now, the park will have its big unveiling. At the 3 p.m. on Monday, the Park District will officially cut the ribbon on Alex Lopez Park. Residents are invited to join in the celebration and talked to Perez about the park. 

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jason amos August 27, 2012 at 01:14 PM
I give it 1 month before a car goes through it! Great place for a park,who is the brain child of this idea?It is a great looking park the Bums and Prostitutes will love it.
Chicagoheightsmike August 27, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Jason, I pray that does not happen.
Sarah August 27, 2012 at 05:12 PM
The "bums". Really Jason? You just made king of the ignorant.
Winston Wolf August 27, 2012 at 05:42 PM
This is wonderful. A true bright spot right in the middle of our city! I am also happy that Jason's brand of negativity lost in last year's elections. After seeing the way he has behaved since then, it would be sort of fun to see him (try to) run for office again!
NoOne Needs to Know August 27, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Jason we are all aware of your disdain for Mr. Gonzalez and most of his administration. I am not a fan of him either, but I would think you would do better to be less hateful and more exact in your comments. I know it is difficult not to be emotional, but you need to tone it down a bit. You are making it difficult for those of us who are on the same page as you to be taken seriously. Please stop attacking so aggressively and try to have a more proactive approach. I believe presenting yourself in a positive matter will gain more results.
Chicagoheightsmike August 27, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Jason, will you volunteer to keep the "prostitutes and bums" away from the park. Or you just blowing off steam. Let's keep it with some class sir, I had a bit of respect for you. But to make a statement, "I give one month before a car comes into the park", These are still our children who will be playing there.
David August 28, 2012 at 01:24 AM
Great looking park, though I think it was probably the wrong location.

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