Buckthorn Playlot Park

  • 4345 S. Calumet Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60653 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Derrick Faulkner (Taylor)
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6707

This small playground is located in the Grand Boulevard Community. The park features swings, benches and water fountain.

While there is no structured programming taking place at this location, we invite you to check out our great programs offered at nearby Taylor Park for recreation and enjoy the outdoor pool and get in shape at the Fitness Center.

History

The Chicago Park District transformed this once-vacant lot to parkland in 1969, and officially named it Buckthorn Park in 1974. The park was one of a number of properties named for trees and plants at this time. There are roughly 100 species of buckthorns, comprising both trees and shrubs. All are small in size, with spiny branches and fruit that resembles small berries. The berries are eaten by birds, thus dispersing the seeds.

Parking/Directions

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

Buckthorn

Buckthorn

Location Notes: 4345 S. Calumet Ave.

Documents

There are no documents available.

Photos & Videos

There are no photos or videos available.

Reviews

Description

This small playground is located in the Grand Boulevard Community. The park features swings, benches and water fountain.

While there is no structured programming taking place at this location, we invite you to check out our great programs offered at nearby Taylor Park for recreation and enjoy the outdoor pool and get in shape at the Fitness Center.

The Chicago Park District transformed this once-vacant lot to parkland in 1969, and officially named it Buckthorn Park in 1974. The park was one of a number of properties named for trees and plants at this time. There are roughly 100 species of buckthorns, comprising both trees and shrubs. All are small in size, with spiny branches and fruit that resembles small berries. The berries are eaten by birds, thus dispersing the seeds.

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