Cottonwood Playlot Park

  • 5058 W. West End Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60644 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Tebrena Howard (Austin Town Hall)
  • Park Phone: (773) 287-7658

This small playground is located in the Austin Community. The park features a playground and tire swing.  It is an active community park.

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

History

The Chicago Park District purchased this playlot site in 1973 with the help of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 1998, the park was officially named Cottonwood Park. Five huge cottonwood trees once stood in a row near Central Avenue and Race Street in Austin, not far from this park. These were believed to have been "Indian trail trees" planted by Native Americans to mark an important travel route. One immense cottonwood sat directly in the middle of the intersection. In 1874, it was struck by lightening and blown down during a terrible storm.

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

Cottonwood Playground

Cottonwood Playground

Location Notes: 5058 W. End Ave.

Notes: Chicago Plays Renovation - Fall 2013

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Description

This small playground is located in the Austin Community. The park features a playground and tire swing.  It is an active community park.

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

The Chicago Park District purchased this playlot site in 1973 with the help of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 1998, the park was officially named Cottonwood Park. Five huge cottonwood trees once stood in a row near Central Avenue and Race Street in Austin, not far from this park. These were believed to have been "Indian trail trees" planted by Native Americans to mark an important travel route. One immense cottonwood sat directly in the middle of the intersection. In 1874, it was struck by lightening and blown down during a terrible storm.

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