Park No. 551, commonly known as Fulton River Park, is a one-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.
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