Located in the bustling Lakeview area at the intersection of Lincoln Ave./Addison St./Ravenwood Ave., Lois Klein Park is home to a beautiful new playground and open green space.
This park is an ideal location for families with children to spend the day. Recently renovated the park has new ADA accessible soft-surface play area – filled with swings, a slide, drinking fountain, benches and shade umbrella.
While there is no structured programming taking place at this location, we invite you to check out our great programs offered at nearby Sheil Park.
Lois Klein Park was created by the Chicago Park District in 2010 after several years of planning and land acquisition. Designed by the Hitchcock Design Group, the park has a whimsical playground. In 2011, the Chicago Park District’s Board of Commissioners named the park in honor of Lois Klein, a neighborhood activist who inspired members of the Lakeview community in the 1980s and 1990s. Born and raised in Chicago Lois Klein (1931-1997) lived for over 30 years just two blocks from the site that now bears her name. During her life, she made many positive contributions to her neighborhood by participating in community meetings and volunteering for the local alderman’s office. However, the bulk of her energy was focused on helping children. For many years she volunteered at two local schools, John J. Audubon Elementary School and St. Andrew School. Ms. Klein’s concern about neighborhood children prompted her to advocate for safety improvements to address the dangerous intersection at Lincoln Ave., Addison St., and Ravenswood Ave. She rallied the community to petition for improvements at the intersection. Ironically, in 1997, Lois Klein was struck by a car at that very intersection. Due to Ms. Klein’s tragic death, the intersection was soon modernized and made safer for pedestrians and vehicular traffic.
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