Ashmore Playlot Park

  • 4807 W. Gunnison St.   Chicago, Illinois 60630 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Andrea Woppel (Jefferson Park)
  • Phone: (773) 685-3316

This tiny playground is located in the Forest Glen community (one block north of Lawrence Avenue, on Cicero Avenue, west of the Edens Expressway). While there is no structured programming taking place at this location, we invite you to check out our great programs offered at nearby Jefferson Park.

History

Early in 1970, residents of Chicago's prestigious Forest Glen community contacted the "Action Line" of the Chicago Today newspaper to garner support for a new playlot in their neighborhood. Later that year, the Chicago Park District responded by selecting a vacant Forest Glen lot as one of 16 city properties slated for park development. The park district acquired the .14-acre site four years later with the help of funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Playground equipment, an outdoor game table, and assorted plantings were installed during 1977. In 1989, the park district rehabilitated the park, constructing a soft surface playground featuring a redwood play structure. Ashmore Park is one of a small number of Chicago parks named for long-time park district employees. The name was suggested by co-workers of John V. Ashmore, who worked for many years at the Montrose Service Yard.

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Ashmore Playlot Playground

Ashmore Playlot Playground

Location: 4807 W Gunnison St

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This tiny playground is located in the Forest Glen community (one block north of Lawrence Avenue, on Cicero Avenue, west of the Edens Expressway). While there is no structured programming taking place at this location, we invite you to check out our great programs offered at nearby Jefferson Park.

Early in 1970, residents of Chicago's prestigious Forest Glen community contacted the "Action Line" of the Chicago Today newspaper to garner support for a new playlot in their neighborhood. Later that year, the Chicago Park District responded by selecting a vacant Forest Glen lot as one of 16 city properties slated for park development. The park district acquired the .14-acre site four years later with the help of funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Playground equipment, an outdoor game table, and assorted plantings were installed during 1977. In 1989, the park district rehabilitated the park, constructing a soft surface playground featuring a redwood play structure. Ashmore Park is one of a small number of Chicago parks named for long-time park district employees. The name was suggested by co-workers of John V. Ashmore, who worked for many years at the Montrose Service Yard.

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