Aerial photo provided by Patrick Hughes Jr.; submitted by the City of Evanston

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Evanston community members are invited to join elected officials, City staff, neighbors and community partners for a ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication to celebrate the completion of the Robert Crown Community Center & Library project.

The socially distanced, outdoor community celebration will take place:

Saturday, October 3, 10 a.m.

Robert Crown Park, Field Number 2

1801 Main St.

Face coverings are required for all attendees. 

The ceremony will include remarks from Mayor Stephen Hagerty; 4th Ward Alderman Don Wilson; Friends of the Robert Crown Center Board Member and Parks, Recreation and Community Services Board President Denise Barreto; Northwestern University Executive Director of Neighborhood and Community Relations Dave Davis; Evanston Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director Lawrence Hemingway; Evanston Public Library Director Karen Danczak-Lyons; and Robert Crown Library Branch Manager Miguel Ruiz. The event will also include a dedication by Evanston faith leaders led by Reverend Ken Cherry.

Evanston’s new community center features a new branch of the Evanston Public Library, a preschool and childcare facility, an indoor athletic space, an indoor running track, two full-sized ice rinks, three artificial turf athletic fields, meeting rooms, multi-purpose rooms, camp programs, and much more. 

In the event of inclement weather, an abbreviated ribbon cutting ceremony will take place underneath the overhang at the facility’s main entrance.