Cleaning Up Humboldt Park Post-Riot Fest Begins
By Chuck Sudo in News on Sep 16, 2014 4:20PM
This is how Humboldt Park looked Sunday after Friday's rains turned the park into a giant Mud Show. (Photo credit: Jessica Mlinaric/Chicagoist)
How much that will cost won’t be known until a Thursday walkthrough is conducted to fully assess the damage. Last year, repairs to Humboldt Park cost Riot Fest’s organizers over $54,000 but the combination of Friday’s rains and growing attendance may see that total eclipsed. An estimated 160,000 people attended Riot Fest last weekend, and the festival was twice the size as last year’s edition. The fest site is still fenced off as of Tuesday.
Meanwhile, repairs from Lollapalooza 2014 continue at Grant Park. Upper and Lower Hutchinson Field remain fenced off to the public. The Park District estimates repairs related to Lollapalooza damage at $266,000.