Demolition of former Lizzadro Museum building begins August 7

  • Lizzadro Building, former museum

The demolition of the former Lizzadro Museum building in Wilder Park will begin this month. On Monday, August 7, fencing will go up around the building. Demolition work, beginning with the interior, will begin August 14, approximately.

The removal of the building will bring more green space to Wilder Park and open up the possibility of potential future uses. The building has been vacant since 2019, when the museum moved to Oak Brook. Under the terms of the agreement between the Lizzadro Family Foundation and the Park District, the building became the property of the Park District. The Park Board approved demolition of the building in April 2023.  

Demolition work will take place 7 am-3 pm, Monday through Friday and is expected to last about three weeks. Work will be staged off of Cottage Hill Avenue. The 225 S. Prospect Avenue parking lot (north of Wilder Park Conservatory) will remain open during construction. Questions can be directed to the Park District’s Director of Facilities.