Tribune photo by Brian Cassella
August 30, 2011
Dimitri Garcia, 3, practices hitting off a tee with his dad Rudy Garcia in the median of busy Western Avenue in the Brighton Park neighborhood of Chicago. The Garcias, who live across the street, said they play here often because even though they are on a small strip of grass between eight lanes of traffic, it's easier to get to than a real park. Statistically, Brighton Park is Chicago's most park-poor neighborhood, with only 10 acres of open space for 45,368 people.