Snapping Turtle

  • 534 N. Albany Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60612 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Maria Garduno (Augusta Park)
  • Park Phone: (312) 746-5092

Snapping Turtle playground is located in the West Garfield Community. The playground was renovated in Summer 2014 as part of Mayor Emanuel’s Chicago Plays! Program. 

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

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.

Snapping Turtle Playground

Snapping Turtle PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Summer 2014, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

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Snapping Turtle playground is located in the West Garfield Community. The playground was renovated in Summer 2014 as part of Mayor Emanuel’s Chicago Plays! Program. 

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

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.