North Boundary Park

  • 7211 N. Kedzie Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60645 [View Map]
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  • Park Phone: (312) .742-7529

This passive park runs along the North Shore Channel of the Chicago River at Touhy Ave. While this park doesn't offer structured programs to the community, we invite you to visit Chippewa, Indian Boundary Park Cultural Center, or Rogers Park.

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

HISTORY

Stretching along Kedzie Avenue, just north of Touhy Avenue, Park #557 is a 1.6-acre passive park located at the northern boundary of Chicago. The site was acquired by the Chicago Park District only in the last decade. Prior to that, the North Boundary Home Owners League (NBHOL) maintained the stretch of green space at its own expense. For years, the organization had paid private landscape companies for spring clean-ups, fall clean-ups and mowing during the growing seasons for many years. As the green space serves as the western border of the NBHOL neighborhood and the city limits, organization has always upheld that the Park #557 serves as the gateway, providing visitors with “first impression” of the neighborhood. The North Boundary Home Owners League first incorporated in 1945. At the time, the group’s biggest challenges related to noise and air pollution caused by a former brick company. Since that time, the NBHOL has continuously worked and advocated for improvements particularly relating to safety, noise, beautification, public services, recreational facilities, as well as the appropriate maintenance of the area’s landscapes, streets, alleys, and utilities. Because of the park’s location and its importance to the surrounding community, the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners named the site North Boundary Park in 2014.

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This passive park runs along the North Shore Channel of the Chicago River at Touhy Ave. While this park doesn't offer structured programs to the community, we invite you to visit Chippewa, Indian Boundary Park Cultural Center, or Rogers Park.

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

Stretching along Kedzie Avenue, just north of Touhy Avenue, Park #557 is a 1.6-acre passive park located at the northern boundary of Chicago. The site was acquired by the Chicago Park District only in the last decade. Prior to that, the North Boundary Home Owners League (NBHOL) maintained the stretch of green space at its own expense. For years, the organization had paid private landscape companies for spring clean-ups, fall clean-ups and mowing during the growing seasons for many years. As the green space serves as the western border of the NBHOL neighborhood and the city limits, organization has always upheld that the Park #557 serves as the gateway, providing visitors with “first impression” of the neighborhood. The North Boundary Home Owners League first incorporated in 1945. At the time, the group’s biggest challenges related to noise and air pollution caused by a former brick company. Since that time, the NBHOL has continuously worked and advocated for improvements particularly relating to safety, noise, beautification, public services, recreational facilities, as well as the appropriate maintenance of the area’s landscapes, streets, alleys, and utilities. Because of the park’s location and its importance to the surrounding community, the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners named the site North Boundary Park in 2014.