(105 ILCS 5/16-7)
(from Ch. 122, par. 16-7)
recreation grounds and athletic fields.
Any school district organized and existing under the general law or by
special charter having a population of not more than 500,000 inhabitants
may acquire real estate by gift, donation, legacy, purchase or otherwise
and hold it for the purpose of establishing playgrounds, recreation grounds
and athletic fields, and may equip, operate and maintain such playgrounds,
recreation grounds and athletic fields, the cost of such acquiring and
equipping to be paid either from the proceeds of bonds issued for that
purpose or out of the operations and maintenance fund, and the
cost of such maintaining and operating to be paid from the educational
fund, of the district. Such real estate need not be contiguous to any other
school property or real estate owned by the school district.
(Source: P.A. 86-970.)