D'Elia Playlot Park

  • 6340 N. Lakewood Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60660 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Venus Delacruz (Schreiber Park)
  • Park Phone: (773) 262-6741

Tucked between homes, this small park is located in the Edgewater neighborhood (two blocks west of Broadway Street, ½ block south of Devon Avenue). With shady trees and greenry this park features a playground and benches.

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

History

In 1972, the Chicago Park District purchased a single vacant lot on Lakewood Avenue to create a playlot for the crowded Edgewater community. The park district soon improved the tiny site with playground equipment and benches, and planted two trees to provide some shade and greenery. In 1991, the park district further improved the property with a new soft surface playground. Two years later, the site was officially named D'Elia Park, in honor of neighborhood resident and volunteer Aileen D'Elia (--1992). D'Elia's life of community involvement ended tragically when she was kidnapped in 1992.
D'Elia Playground

D'Elia Playground

Location Notes: 6340 N. Lakewood

Notes: Renovated Fall 2014, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

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Description

Tucked between homes, this small park is located in the Edgewater neighborhood (two blocks west of Broadway Street, ½ block south of Devon Avenue). With shady trees and greenry this park features a playground and benches.

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

In 1972, the Chicago Park District purchased a single vacant lot on Lakewood Avenue to create a playlot for the crowded Edgewater community. The park district soon improved the tiny site with playground equipment and benches, and planted two trees to provide some shade and greenery. In 1991, the park district further improved the property with a new soft surface playground. Two years later, the site was officially named D'Elia Park, in honor of neighborhood resident and volunteer Aileen D'Elia (--1992). D'Elia's life of community involvement ended tragically when she was kidnapped in 1992.