Wicker Park (Chicago park)

Wicker Park is a 4.03 acre public urban park in the Wicker Park neighborhood of the West Town community and West Side district, in Chicago, Illinois. It is named after Charles G. Wicker and Joel H. Wicker.

History

In late 1868, the Chicago Board of Public Works announced the desire to build a park "lying west of Milwaukee avenue and south of North avenue. The grounds are of considerable capacity and are laid out in a tasteful and attractive manner as a park." Present at the meeting was alderman Charles G. Wicker, who, with his brother Joel H. Wicker, purchased a Шаблон:Convert parcel of land to the City of Chicago in 1870. The City of Chicago installed a small reservoir inside the triangular park.

At the end of the 19th century the neighborhood around the park was subsumed into the surrounding Polish Downtown, and the area immediately surrounding the park became known as "the Polish Gold Coast".

In 1890 the West Park Commission filled in the reservoir and replaced it with lawn. Several years later a cut-granite fountain was installed. In 1908 the fountain was replaced with a wading pool and additional trees were planted in the park.

In 1934 the West Park Commission was consolidated into the Chicago Park District. The Chicago Park District installed a fieldhouse on the site in 1985.

Facilities

The dog-friendly park includes areas for baseball, gyms, a spraypool, a water playground, and a walking path.

See also

  • West Town, Chicago
  • Parks of Chicago

References

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There are so many amazing events in the Summer like Movies in the Park. Yoga, the Sunday Farmers Market, Open Mics and more. And they're all free!
Aaron Cruz
24 July 2014
An off the beaten path fashionable neighborhood that has plenty of shopping, dining, nightlife & scenic walking opportunities. I'm a little partial to all of the coffee shops there are! A must visit.
PureWow
7 December 2015
Just east of Wicker Park’s fountain, the chilly spot has hours determined by Mother Nature: When the water is frozen, the rink will be open. For warm sips, head to the nearby Mindy’s Hot Chocolate.
L K
12 July 2016
Fun place to hang out outside. Busy and happening, always good people watching. Also some quiet areas to sit and read.
NormaElise Salazar
3 November 2011
What a nice park. A gated area around the playground, big fields for outdoor games, a fountain w/flowers around&benches for relaxing/reading, chess/checkers tables, picnic tables. Good job.
Simon King
7 April 2013
You can use the bathroom in the field house M-F 9am-9pm and Saturday 9am-5pm. Closed on Sunday.
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