Park No. 551

  • 353 N. DesPlaines St.   Chicago, Illinois 60611 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Joyce Herron (Seward)
  • Park Phone: (312) 742-7895

Park No. 551, commonly known as Fulton River Park, is a 1-acre green space that was completed in 2008.As part of a planned development, the Fifield Realty Corporation improved the park and donated it to the Chicago Park District.The project provided unique design challenges because two of the adjacent streets— Kinzie and DesPlaines Avenues— are elevated.Landscape architects Ted Wolff and Associates created terraced levels to address the grade differential caused by the elevated streets.The design also includes a dog friendly area, a playground, and a passive lawn area with shade trees.

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

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

Park 551 Dog Friendly Area

Park 551 Dog Friendly Area

Location Notes: 353 N. DesPlaines St.

Notes: .07 acres, located south of Kinzie St. in Fulton River District. Doggie drinking fountain.

Park No. 551 Playground

Park No. 551 Playground

Location Notes: 353 N. DesPlaines St.

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Park No. 551, commonly known as Fulton River Park, is a 1-acre green space that was completed in 2008.As part of a planned development, the Fifield Realty Corporation improved the park and donated it to the Chicago Park District.The project provided unique design challenges because two of the adjacent streets— Kinzie and DesPlaines Avenues— are elevated.Landscape architects Ted Wolff and Associates created terraced levels to address the grade differential caused by the elevated streets.The design also includes a dog friendly area, a playground, and a passive lawn area with shade trees.

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

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