Lakeside is proud to highlight progress and achievements that connect and engage the Lakeside community with the surrounding South Side neighborhoods and the City of Chicago.
To get involved with Lakeside, click one of the forms to download:
Chicago Velo Campus
The Chicago Velo Campus is a velodrome located at the Lakeside site at 8615 S. Burley and represents only the beginning of the Velo Campus's vision. This temporary structure for cycling is supported by metal undercarriage and utilizes Marine-grade plywood with "SkidGard" sandwich lamination to maintain maximum safety. Bicycles made specifically for the track featuring higher bottom brackets and fixed gears are available to rent at the facility. Elite and professional riders can reach up to 45+miles per hour and juniors over 10 can reach speeds of 25+ miles per hour on the track.
As a vibrant district of sport and health facilities focused on the spirit of cycling and athletic facilities, the Velodrome is designed to appeal to all types of athletes with a special emphasis on cyclists. The anchor of the facility will be an indoor world class, 250 meter velodrome that will serve as a setting for a variety of programs from junior development to elite and olympic development.
The Velo Campus, to be known as "The World's Best Velodrome," will also host world class cycling events as well as being a multi-use facility with a health club, swimming center and other amenities.
For more information, visit the Chicago Velo Campus Facebook page.
Chicago Public Schools' Sullivan Elementary
8331 South Mackinaw Avenue
In partnership with Chicago Public Schools' Sullivan Elementary School, Lakeside will be donating a parcel of land to the school to the east as the development moves forward, supporting the school's expansion and density increases. Lakeside is also working with the administration to provide support and resources to the school.
Chicago Park District Park #523
In 2008, the City of Chicago installed Park #523, a newer Chicago Park District park model, located at 87th Street and the lakefront. This park, installed with dredged mud from Lake Calumet, is still in development but does have park benches, small trees, native grass plantings and local midwest plant species.
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Paideia Academy
7511 South Shore Drive
This South Shore Chicago Public Schools project implements the newest 'C' shaped prototypical design to serve 900 students, ranging from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade. The 106,000 SF, three floor, steel frame and masonry construction building has floor-to-ceiling windows, includes science, computer, music, and art classrooms, in addition to library, gymnasium, dining facilities, recycling and a rainwater garden.
For more information, download the PDF.
- Alderman John Pope, 10th Ward
- Senator Kwame Raoul, Illinois State Senate, 13th District
- Representative Barbara Currie, Illinois State House of Representatives, 25th District
- Cisco/Smart + Connected Communities
- Claretian Associates
- South Chicago Chamber of Commerce
- Local Initiatives Support Corporation
- Chicago Velo Campus
- South Chicago Art Center
- Neighborhood House
- The Gateway Project on 1750 E. 71st Street (773.363.5111)
- Intergenerational Growing Project