Stars & Stripes Playground Park

  • 5100 S. Nordica Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60638 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Notes: 6AM - 11PM
  • Park Supervisor: Normandy Park
  • Phone: (773) 229-1421

Located in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood, Stars and Stripes Park is a great recreational destination enjoyed by park patrons and their families.This park contains a playground, sprinkler, ball field, and a sand volleyball court.

Little League Baseball is a popular activity that is played at Stars and Stripes Park.

History

In 1970, the Chicago Park District began creating a 1.7-acre park in the Garfield Ridge community, then experiencing tremendous population growth and a shortage of recreational facilities. Purchasing the property using U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant funds, the park district improved the site in 1973, constructing a playground, a spray pool, a basketball court, and a baseball field. Since 1984, a mobile trailer/fieldhouse has provided space for indoor activities. Several years later, a soft surface playground replaced the original one. In 1976, the park district officially designated the site Stars & Stripes Park. The patriotic name was selected through a Bicentennial Committee contest conducted in the surrounding 23rd Ward. The name makes reference to the American flag, with its red and white stripes and white stars on a field of blue. Each of the stripes represents one of the original thirteen colonies, while the stars signify the nation's fifty states.

Parking/Directions

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Stars & Stripes Baseball/Softball Fields

Stars & Stripes Baseball/Softball Fields

Location: 5100 S. Nordica Ave.

Stars & Stripes Playground

Stars & Stripes Playground

Location: 5100 S. Nordica Ave.

Stars & Stripes Volleyball Courts - Outdoor

Stars & Stripes Volleyball Courts - Outdoor

Location: 5100 S. Nordica Ave.

Notes: Sand Court

Starts & Stripes Water Spray Feature

Starts & Stripes Water Spray Feature

Location: 5100 S. Nordica Ave.

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Located in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood, Stars and Stripes Park is a great recreational destination enjoyed by park patrons and their families.This park contains a playground, sprinkler, ball field, and a sand volleyball court.

Little League Baseball is a popular activity that is played at Stars and Stripes Park.