Daniel Webster Park

  • 1357 S. Indiana   Chicago, Illinois 60605 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Sarah Unz (Chicago Women's)
  • Park Phone: (312) 257-4486

This small playground is located in the Near South Side Community.  Locally it is referred to as Webster Park.  

History

In the late 1990s, the Chicago Park District participated in a unique partnership with the City of Chicago, Cook County, suburban communities, State of Illinois, and CorLands, the real estate affiliate of the Open Lands Project of Chicago, to transform abandoned railroad property into a greenway and trail. The Chicago Park District acquired a one-mile portion a new 10-mile trail system that stretches from Calumet Park to forest preserves and parks in the south suburbs. The long term goal for the 10-mile Burnham Greenway is to have it serve as a link in the 475-mile Grand Illinois Trail. The Burnham Greenway is an attractive linear green space with a multi-use trail edged by native plantings and shade trees. The partnering organizations entitled the new greenway to pay tribute to Daniel H. Burnham ( 1846-1912), who envisioned greenways to connect parks and forest preserves in his seminal Plan of Chicago (co-authored by Edward H. Bennett). The Chicago Park District’s property lies within a larger system known as the Burnham Greenway.

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

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This small playground is located in the Near South Side Community.  Locally it is referred to as Webster Park.  

In the late 1990s, the Chicago Park District participated in a unique partnership with the City of Chicago, Cook County, suburban communities, State of Illinois, and CorLands, the real estate affiliate of the Open Lands Project of Chicago, to transform abandoned railroad property into a greenway and trail. The Chicago Park District acquired a one-mile portion a new 10-mile trail system that stretches from Calumet Park to forest preserves and parks in the south suburbs. The long term goal for the 10-mile Burnham Greenway is to have it serve as a link in the 475-mile Grand Illinois Trail. The Burnham Greenway is an attractive linear green space with a multi-use trail edged by native plantings and shade trees. The partnering organizations entitled the new greenway to pay tribute to Daniel H. Burnham ( 1846-1912), who envisioned greenways to connect parks and forest preserves in his seminal Plan of Chicago (co-authored by Edward H. Bennett). The Chicago Park District’s property lies within a larger system known as the Burnham Greenway.

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