Neighbors and Police Officers Open New Community Basketball Court

Young people from the neighborhood and the CAPS Explorers program join Jeanne Gang, 24th Ward Alderman Michael Scott Jr.; Mayor Rahm Emanuel; 10th District Commander Francis Valadez; and Willa Lang, Executive Director of the Chicago Parks Foundation, as they cut the ribbon inaugurating the new court

October 4, 2015
10th District Police Station
3315 W. Ogden Avenue
North Lawndale, Chicago
12 pm
Polis Station

On Sunday, October 4, Studio Gang, the Chicago Police Department, the City of Chicago, and 24th Ward Alderman Michael Scott Jr. inaugurated a new basketball court in the parking lot of the 10th District Police Station in North Lawndale.

The basketball court is a real-world example of interventions proposed by Studio Gang's Polis Station installation for the Chicago Architecture Biennial. The court adapts a portion of the station's under-used parking lot as part of a larger effort to create spaces for social connection where officers and neighborhood residents can interact in positive, informal ways.



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Studio Gang exhibition for Architecture Biennial

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