Heritage Green Park is located in the Near West Community. It is an active community park.
While there is no structured programming taking place at this location, we invite you to check out our great programs offered at nearby Union Park for recreation in the gym and fun in the outdoor pool and get in shape at the Fitness Center. The park, formerly known as Park Number 537,was officially named Heritage Green in 2007. It has passive green space, with a sculpture by Irish artist Maurice Harron. Known as Grainne,the artwork is located a t the Southwest corner of the park.
After acquiring one-acre site at Des Plaines & Adams,the Chicagp Park District beganimproving thelandscapeto create a passive park in2005. An Advisory Committee was formed to facilitate the installation of a major artwork in the park through the Sister Cities Program.This sculpture, was installed in March of 2007, commemorates the City of Galway, and Chicago’s historical relationship with Ireland.
Based on the suggestion of theAdvisory Committee, the ChicagoParkDistrict Board of Commissionersnamed the site HeritageGreenPark in 2007.The name pays homage to the area’s rich and varied heritage, and makes reference to our nation's historical town greens, which provided America with some of itsearliest public parks.The community around Des Plaines and Adams was the port of entry for many groups including Irish, German, and Greek immigrants.The adjacent Old St. Patrick’s Church, dedicated in 1856 is among Chicago’s oldest extant pre-fire structures.
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