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Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael P. Kelly, Alderman Taliaferro (29th) and community members today cut the ribbon on a new turf field and running track at Amundsen Park, 6200 West Bloomingdale Avenue, on the city’s west side. This is the most recent project completed under Mayor Emanuel's Building on Burnham plan, a comprehensive vision to invest in Chicago's parks and open spaces. “Investments like these not only provide spaces for people to get active- for students, they can become a gateway to a brighter future,” Mayor Emanuel said. “The new turf field and running track at Amundsen Park will provide a place for track and field, football, soccer and lacrosse teams to practice and compete, helping athletes increase their chances at obtaining college athletic scholarships.” The new field features a six-lane, 400-meter running track complete with a long and triple jump sand pit, and a “D zone” outside the south end of the turf field to allow for high jumps; additional upgrades include a digital scoreboard, stadium lighting and a new turf field that can accommodate three sports.