Baker Park
The City’s Public Works Department invites community members to provide feedback on the latest design concepts for Baker Park, Keeney Street at Forest Avenue, by taking an online survey by Dec. 16. The survey is available at

Based on previous public meetings the department developed two revised concept plans to maintain the open green space in the northern half of the park and preserve the existing berm, trees and community garden in the park’s southeast corner.

New construction projects planned for Baker Park include a basketball court; a playground for children ages 2-12; a baseball backstop; an alleyway entrance located north of the field house; and the removal of the existing arborvitae hedge located east of the basketball court.

Staff will present the final design to the community in January 2015 and begin construction in the summer.

Penny Park

The City will hold a public meeting on Dec. 11 to further refine design improvements at Penny Park, 1500 Lake St. The meeting will be held at the Hill Education Center, 1500 McDaniel Ave. A workshop will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by the design presentation and community feedback from 7 to 9 p.m.

 Those wishing additional information may visit or call Project Manager Stefanie Levine at 847-448-8043.

Central Street and Green Bay Road             

The City of Evanston will host a public meeting/open house for the Central Street and Green Bay Road Improvement Project from 6 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 10 at the Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd.

 The project will improve the pedestrian safety and appearance of Central Street between Hartrey and Eastwood avenues, and of Green Bay Road between Isabella and Harrison streets.

 City staff and the consultants will present identified areas of concern, as well as analysis of traffic and existing conditions; present concept designs and options for improvements; and solicit feedback.  Project information and updates are being posted at the website Anyone wishing more information may call or text 847-448-4311.