Here’s what Grant Park’s proposed ‘outdoor gym’ might look like
DOWNTOWN — Chicago’s front yard could soon host the city’s biggest outdoor gym.
The Grant Park Conservancy has shared renderings of the “health park” it wants to build at the northwest corner of 8th Street and Columbus Drive before a public presentation Wednesday night at Northerly Island Park Field House, 1521 S. Linn White Drive.
Unlike Los Angeles’ “Muscle Beach,” Grant Park’s health park is going for an “inclusive” setting with free fitness classes, handicap-accessible equipment and a “green, almost arboretum” setting with hills akin to Maggie Daley Park nearby, said Bob O’Neill, president of the conservancy.
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