Churchill Field Playlot Park

  • 1825 N. Damen Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60614 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Shannon English (Holstein Park)
  • Park Phone: (312) 742-7554

This park is located in the Logan Square community (on Damen Avenue, four blocks south of Armitage Avenue). It is a little over one acre and contains a junior baseball field and a dog-friendly area.

The park will be one of many access point to The 606 - the planned multi-use recreational trail being built along the elevated railline along Bloomingdale Avenue (approximately 1800 North) from Ashland (1600 West) to Ridgeway (3732 West).

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

History

Around 1970, the Dana Civic Association began urging the Chicago Park District to acquire a privately-owned lot which was being used as a Little League ball field in the crowded Logan Square community. Using U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant funds, the park district purchased the site from the Churchill Cabinet Company in 1973. After acquiring the right-of-way to adjacent Bloomingdale Avenue in 1976, the park district upgraded the junior baseball field and installed permanent bleachers. In 1990, trees were planted to buffer the field from street traffic and a nearby elevated railroad track. The following year, the park was officially named Churchill Field Park at the request of the Near Northwest Neighborhood Network. The name makes reference to the property's former owner and to Churchill Street, which runs along the park's southern boundary. M.E. Churchill subdivided nearby property in the 1890s.

Parking/Directions

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

Churchill Baseball

Churchill Baseball

Location Notes: 1825 N. Damen Ave.

Churchill Garden

Churchill Garden

Location Notes: 1825 N. Damen Ave.

Notes: Community Garden

Descriptors: Ornamental

Churchill Dog Friendly Area

Churchill Dog Friendly Area

Location Notes: 1825 N. Damen Ave.

Notes: .16 acres, located adjacent to train tracks, east of Damen. Doggie drinking fountain.

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Description

This park is located in the Logan Square community (on Damen Avenue, four blocks south of Armitage Avenue). It is a little over one acre and contains a junior baseball field and a dog-friendly area.

The park will be one of many access point to The 606 - the planned multi-use recreational trail being built along the elevated railline along Bloomingdale Avenue (approximately 1800 North) from Ashland (1600 West) to Ridgeway (3732 West).

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

Around 1970, the Dana Civic Association began urging the Chicago Park District to acquire a privately-owned lot which was being used as a Little League ball field in the crowded Logan Square community. Using U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant funds, the park district purchased the site from the Churchill Cabinet Company in 1973. After acquiring the right-of-way to adjacent Bloomingdale Avenue in 1976, the park district upgraded the junior baseball field and installed permanent bleachers. In 1990, trees were planted to buffer the field from street traffic and a nearby elevated railroad track. The following year, the park was officially named Churchill Field Park at the request of the Near Northwest Neighborhood Network. The name makes reference to the property's former owner and to Churchill Street, which runs along the park's southern boundary. M.E. Churchill subdivided nearby property in the 1890s.

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