De Julio Playlot Park

  • 6056 N. Landers Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60646 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Mary Faith Flahive (Indian Road Park)
  • Park Phone: (773) 262-6741

Located in the Forest Glen community (2/3 block northeast of Caldwell Avenue, west of the Edens Expressway ), this playground covers a little more than ½ acre. The park district rehabilitated the park in 1991, installing a new soft surface play area with a climbing structure that includes decks, slides, and bridges. A picnic area and new plantings were also part of the rehabilitation project. While there is no structured programming taking place at this location, we invite you to check out our programs offered at nearby Indian Road Park.

History

In the late 1960s, as construction of the northside Edens Expressway drew to a close, the City of Chicago's Department of Public Works sought to create a new park on state land adjacent to an on-ramp in the Forest Glen neighborhood. In 1970, the Chicago Park District agreed to operate the park, and the site was soon equipped with a spray pool, a sand box, and playground apparatus. In 1975, the freeway park was officially named in honor of Anthony J. DeJulio , a former park district employee who served as Director of Recreation for many years.

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

De Julio Picnic Grove

De Julio Picnic Grove

Location Notes: 6056 N. Landers Ave.

De Julio Playground

De Julio Playground

Location Notes: 6056 N. Landers Ave.

Notes: Renovated Fall 2014, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

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Located in the Forest Glen community (2/3 block northeast of Caldwell Avenue, west of the Edens Expressway ), this playground covers a little more than ½ acre. The park district rehabilitated the park in 1991, installing a new soft surface play area with a climbing structure that includes decks, slides, and bridges. A picnic area and new plantings were also part of the rehabilitation project. While there is no structured programming taking place at this location, we invite you to check out our programs offered at nearby Indian Road Park.

In the late 1960s, as construction of the northside Edens Expressway drew to a close, the City of Chicago's Department of Public Works sought to create a new park on state land adjacent to an on-ramp in the Forest Glen neighborhood. In 1970, the Chicago Park District agreed to operate the park, and the site was soon equipped with a spray pool, a sand box, and playground apparatus. In 1975, the freeway park was officially named in honor of Anthony J. DeJulio , a former park district employee who served as Director of Recreation for many years.

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