Prairie Wolf Playlot Park

  • 6310 S. Drexel Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60637 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Gerald Washington
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-7661

Located in the Woodlawn neighborhood, Prairie Wolf Park is an idyllic location for families to spend a portion of their day relaxing, enjoying nature and the outdoors. This park contains a playground with swings, slides, and climbing apparatus.

History

The Chicago Park District acquired this once-vacant lot for recreational use in 1969, and officially named it Prairie Wolf in 1998. The prairie wolf, or coyote, was among the many animals that inhabited Cook County when European settlers arrived. Settlers used the term prairie wolf to distinguish the animal from the larger gray or timber wolf. Although the number of coyotes in Cook County has fallen over time, recent sightings within the city make clear that they have not disappeared entirely.

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Prairie Wolf Playground

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Located in the Woodlawn neighborhood, Prairie Wolf Park is an idyllic location for families to spend a portion of their day relaxing, enjoying nature and the outdoors. This park contains a playground with swings, slides, and climbing apparatus.

The Chicago Park District acquired this once-vacant lot for recreational use in 1969, and officially named it Prairie Wolf in 1998. The prairie wolf, or coyote, was among the many animals that inhabited Cook County when European settlers arrived. Settlers used the term prairie wolf to distinguish the animal from the larger gray or timber wolf. Although the number of coyotes in Cook County has fallen over time, recent sightings within the city make clear that they have not disappeared entirely.

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