Ald. Pat Dowell (3rd) has plans to expand, redevelop and rename Buckthorn Playlot, on the 4300 block of South Calumet Avenue, after Hadiya Pendleton, the 15-year-old King College Prep student shot and killed in January 2013.
An advisory council meeting was held Thursday, Dec. 11, concerning the park name change. According to a Chicago Sun-Times report, Chicago Park District has yet to receive a formal request.
Park construction is scheduled to begin spring 2015 and finish in the fall of that same year.