Birch Playlot Park

  • 425 E. 45th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60653 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Tony McCoy (Kenwood)
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6285

This small playground is located in the Grand Boulvard Community. The park features playground apparatus and swings. 

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

History

The Chicago Park District transformed this once-vacant lot to parkland in 1969, and officially named it Birch Park in 1973. The park was one of a number of properties named for trees and plants at this time. Worldwide, there are roughly 50 species of birch trees and shrubs. Birch trees may be easily recognized by their papery bark. Birch bark is sometimes used to make boxes, baskets, and other small articles. Certain Native American tribes also fashioned canoes from the bark of the white birch.

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

Birch Playground

Birch Playground

Location Notes: 425 E. 45th St.

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Description

This small playground is located in the Grand Boulvard Community. The park features playground apparatus and swings. 

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

The Chicago Park District transformed this once-vacant lot to parkland in 1969, and officially named it Birch Park in 1973. The park was one of a number of properties named for trees and plants at this time. Worldwide, there are roughly 50 species of birch trees and shrubs. Birch trees may be easily recognized by their papery bark. Birch bark is sometimes used to make boxes, baskets, and other small articles. Certain Native American tribes also fashioned canoes from the bark of the white birch.

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