This small playground is located in the East Garfield Park Community. The park features a playground and water feature. 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 Douglas Park for recreation in the gym and fun in the outdoor pool and get in shape at the Fitness Center or enjoy a game of soccer on the artificial turf.
The Chicago Park District acquired this park site in 1969, officially designating it Magnolia Park in 1973. The park was one of a number of park district properties named for trees and plants at this time. Magnolias were among the earth's first plants to be pollinated by insects. This family of trees and shrubs, native to South Asia and the southeastern United States, can produce impressive flowers measuring up to ten inches across. The Chinese sometimes used the magnolia's lemony essence to flavor rice. Magnolias bear the name of Pierre Magnol (1638-1715), a botany professor and physician to King Louis XIV of France, who was the first person to classify plants into "families."
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