Snapping Turtle

  • 534 N. Albany Ave.   Chicago, IL 60612 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Jim Hobson
  • Phone: (312) 746-5092

This small playground is located in the West Garfield Community.  

History

The Chicago Park District purchased the property for this playlot in 1973 with the help of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 1998, the park was officially named Snapping Turtle. Snapping turtles, which use their powerful hooked jaws to capture prey, can only survive living near permanent bodies of water. Snapping turtles were common in Chicago during the 19th century, but the growth of the city unfortunately destroyed much of their natural habitat.

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

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Description

This small playground is located in the West Garfield Community.  

The Chicago Park District purchased the property for this playlot in 1973 with the help of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 1998, the park was officially named Snapping Turtle. Snapping turtles, which use their powerful hooked jaws to capture prey, can only survive living near permanent bodies of water. Snapping turtles were common in Chicago during the 19th century, but the growth of the city unfortunately destroyed much of their natural habitat.

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