Essex Playlot Park

  • 7687 S. Chicago Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60619 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Jesse Owens Park
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6709

Located in the Grand Crossing/South Shore community, Essex Park is a pleasant location for families to spend a portion of their day relaxing and enjoying the outdoors and nature. This park contains a playground with swings, slides, and climbing equipment.

History

The Chicago Park District acquired this playlot in 1974 with the help of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 1998, the park was named Essex, after a nearby 19th-century settlement. In 1855, real estate developer Paul Cornell (1822-1904) began buying property south of his substantial holdings in the village of Hyde Park. The area soon became known as Essex - after Essex, England - for the large number of British railroad laborers who lived and worked in the area.

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

Essex Playlot Playground

Essex Playlot Playground

Location Notes: 7687 S. Chicago Ave.

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Located in the Grand Crossing/South Shore community, Essex Park is a pleasant location for families to spend a portion of their day relaxing and enjoying the outdoors and nature. This park contains a playground with swings, slides, and climbing equipment.

The Chicago Park District acquired this playlot in 1974 with the help of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 1998, the park was named Essex, after a nearby 19th-century settlement. In 1855, real estate developer Paul Cornell (1822-1904) began buying property south of his substantial holdings in the village of Hyde Park. The area soon became known as Essex - after Essex, England - for the large number of British railroad laborers who lived and worked in the area.

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