It was on May 7, 1990 that the Mayor Richard M. Daley and then Governor James R. Thompson dedicated the Eli’ M. Schulman Playground and the reconstructed Seneca Park. That day marked the culmination of a 2 year fund raising campaign to complete the design by landscape architect, Maria Smithburg, and acquire a major sculpture by Debra Butterfield.

Since 1990, we at Eli’s get together one day each Spring and help prepare the Park and Playground for the summer.This year Saturday fell on May 7th, 15 years to the day that we dedicated the Park. Thanks to Chef Michael Tsonton and the staff at Eli’s for the breakast and to our People Manager, Maryanne Gaw, for coodinating the day.