Armstrong Park

  • 4433 S. St. Lawrence Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60653 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Renee Shepherd (Kennicott Park)
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-7138

This small playground is located in the Oakland Community.   The park features a playgrounds, baseball diamonds, and basketball courts.

While there is no structured programming taking place at this location, we invite you to check out our great programs offered at nearby Kennicott Park for recreation.  

History

Fomerly known as Park No. 492 it was renamed Lillian Hardin Armstrong Park in 2004 as part of an effort by the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners to recognize the contributions of Chicago women. Armstrong (c, 1898 – 1971) was a jazz musician, composer and bandleader. A member of the Chicago band known as the New Orleans Creole Band in the 1920s, she met and married trumpeter Louis Armstrong in 1924. After separating from Louis in 1931, she led two all-women bands, played piano on many recordings, and composed many songs, including “Just a Thrill,” which became a hit for Ray Charles. Throughout the rest of her life, she played a major role in Chicago’s music scene. She died in Chicago in 1971 during a tribute concert to Louis Armstrong, who had passed away the month before.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Armstrong

Armstrong

Location Notes: 4433 S. St. Lawrence Ave

Basketball Court

Basketball Court

Location Notes: 4433 S. St. Lawrence Ave.

Armstrong

Armstrong

Location Notes: 4433 S. St. Lawrence Ave

Armstrong

Armstrong

Location Notes: 4433 S. St. Lawrence Ave

Notes: Chicago Plays Renovation - Fall 2013

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This small playground is located in the Oakland Community.   The park features a playgrounds, baseball diamonds, and basketball courts.

While there is no structured programming taking place at this location, we invite you to check out our great programs offered at nearby Kennicott Park for recreation.  

Fomerly known as Park No. 492 it was renamed Lillian Hardin Armstrong Park in 2004 as part of an effort by the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners to recognize the contributions of Chicago women. Armstrong (c, 1898 – 1971) was a jazz musician, composer and bandleader. A member of the Chicago band known as the New Orleans Creole Band in the 1920s, she met and married trumpeter Louis Armstrong in 1924. After separating from Louis in 1931, she led two all-women bands, played piano on many recordings, and composed many songs, including “Just a Thrill,” which became a hit for Ray Charles. Throughout the rest of her life, she played a major role in Chicago’s music scene. She died in Chicago in 1971 during a tribute concert to Louis Armstrong, who had passed away the month before.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.