Triangle Playlot Park

  • 1750 W. Juneway Ter.   Chicago, Illinois 60626 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Notes: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Park Supervisor: Jerry Wallace (Willye White Park)
  • Phone: (773) 262-5051

(#518) Triangle Playlot Park is located in the Rogers Park community (one block south of Evanston’s Calvary Cemetery, approximately 3 ½ blocks east of Clark Street / Evanston’s Chicago Avenue). While there is no structured programming taking place at this location, we invite you to check out our great programs offered at nearby Willye White Park.

History

 

Triangle Park was created in the late 1940s, after the demolition of a group of buildings along N. Juneway Terrace. The park was owned by the City of Chicago, but its early improvements and management were largely directed by local residents.  In 1946, area families came together and formed an association.  Each family donated a minimum of $10 for playground equipment.  Parents and older children supplied the labor to build the park, which was originally called “Juneway Terrace Baby Park.”  The park was even supervised by local mothers who signed up for shifts to help insure that children were being closely watched.  Over the year, the City of Chicago updated the playground several times.  By the mid-1980s, it also became a site for community gardening.  By this time, it was known as Triangle Park, because of the site’s configuration, and the gardens were called Triangle Park Gardens.  The park was transferred to the Chicago Park District in 2001, and enlarged by 1.7 acres.  Today there is still a Triangle Park Community Garden and the site has had a sign with the name “Triangle Park” for many years.

Parking/Directions

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

Park No. 518 Community Garden

Park No. 518 Community Garden

Location: 7700 N. Hermitage Ave.

Notes: Community Garden

Descriptors: Ornamental

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(#518) Triangle Playlot Park is located in the Rogers Park community (one block south of Evanston’s Calvary Cemetery, approximately 3 ½ blocks east of Clark Street / Evanston’s Chicago Avenue). While there is no structured programming taking place at this location, we invite you to check out our great programs offered at nearby Willye White Park.