Playground Art

  • Location: View Map
  • Park: Athletic Field Park
  • Park Address: 3546 W Addison St Chicago, IL 60618
  • Park Phone: (773) 478-2889
  • Descriptors: Outdoor, Playground Art
  • Artwork Created: 2008
  • Artwork Installed: 2008
  • Artist: Andy Hunt
Athletic Field Park: Playground Art

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In 2008, the Chicago Park District installed a new playground in Athletic Field Park. As part of the project, a rectangular concrete spraypool was constructed next to the park's historic children's shelter structure. To enliven the knee-walls of the spraypool, Andy Hunt, the park's ceramic instructor, had his students produce colorful tiles. The tile composition depicts an abstract form remniscent of a setting sun emitting bright colors such as yellows, oranges, and reds, adjacent to a sky of blues and greens. The project was co-sponsored by the Athletic Field Advisory Council.