Chicago Park District
Welcome to Merryman Playlot Park!

Welcome to Merryman Playlot Park!

 
New slide at Merryman!

New slide at Merryman!

 
Having fun on the swings!

Having fun on the swings!

 
Merryman Playlot!

Merryman Playlot!

 
Check out the new Jungle Gym!

Check out the new Jungle Gym!

 
Alderman Pawar & Alderman Schulter cutting the ribbon at Merryman Playlot!

Alderman Pawar & Alderman Schulter cutting the ribbon at Merryman Playlot!

 

Merryman Playlot Park

3736 N. Marshfield Ave. Chicago IL 60613

Hours: Park: 6am - 11pm

Park Supervisor:
Michelle Baldwin (Sheil Park)

(312) 742-7826

 
 
 

Description

Merryman Playlot Park located in the Lakeview community is a .15 acre park.

In July 2013 the park received new soft surfacing, pathway improvements, lighting, site furnishings and landscaping. The new state-of-the-art playground meets or exceeds ADA accessibility guidelines, including providing ramps to play structures where possible.

Summer Programs: Our traditional
6-week day camp runs Monday, June 25 through Friday, August 3. Most other summer programs run the week of June 18 through the week of August 26. Online registration is open through June 29.
In-person registration at the park continues until all spots are full. Financial assistance is available for day camp. Call the park for more information.

 
 

FACILITIES

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Many of Chicago's neighborhoods experienced tremendous population surges during the post-World War II period. The Bureau of Parks and Recreation responded by creating new playlots and parks in congested areas throughout the city. By 1950, the city had begun constructing 20 new parks and identifying 30 potential sites for additional parks. One of the proposed sites was within the then overcrowded Lakeview neighborhood on Chicago's north side. Condemning and acquiring less than one fifth of an acre in 1951, the city installed playground equipment, a sandbox, and plantings. The city named the park to honor Theron W. Merryman (1897-1967), who had recently resigned after serving nearly a decade as 45th ward alderman. A veteran of World War I, Merryman was a sanitary engineer by profession and had served as president of the National Association of Master Plumbers of the United States in Chicago. In 1959, the city transferred Merryman Park to the Chicago Park District along with more than 250 other properties. After upgrading the playground equipment in the 1960s, the park district undertook major park improvements in 1982. In 1990, Merryman Park received a new soft surface playground.

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

Contact: Rebecca Maxcy

Contact Title: President

Phone: (312) 742-7826 

Email: rmaxcy@sbcglobal.net

 

 

Accessibility Information

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