Brighton Playground

  • 3501 S. Richmond St.   Chicago, Illinois 60632 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Michael Gianfortuane (Kelly Park)
  • Phone: (312) 747-6197

This small playground is located in the Brighton Park  Community. The park features a playground, benches and  basketball court.

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

History

The Chicago Park District purchased the site of this playlot in 1974 with the help of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The park was officially named Brighton Park in 1998. Brighton Park takes its name from the community area in which it is located. Incorporated in 1851, the Village of Brighton Park was annexed to Chicago in 1889. Brighton Park was also the name of an early racetrack located in what is now the adjacent McKinley Park neighborhood. "Long John" Wentworth (1815-1888), a teacher, lawyer, congressman, and Chicago mayor, built the racetrack in the 1850s. The opening of the nearby Union Stock Yards forced its closure in the following decade. In 1901, the South Park Commissioners developed the nearby site of the long-abandoned racetrack as McKinley Park.

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Basketball Court

Basketball Court

Location: 3501 S. Richmond St.

Brighton Playground

Brighton PlaygroundAccessible

Location: 3501 S. Richmond St.

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Description

This small playground is located in the Brighton Park  Community. The park features a playground, benches and  basketball court.

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