This tiny playground is located in the Avondale neighborhood (one block north of Diversey Parkway and abutting the Kennedy Expressway).
While there is no structured programming taking place at this location, we invite you to check out our great programs offered at nearby Brands Park.
Located in the Avondale community, Grape Park provides playground facilities to the area east of the Kennedy Expressway. Grape Park was developed in 1970 as part of the Expressway Property Development Plan initiated by the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago. The Chicago Park District created the park on land remaining undeveloped after the construction of the Chicago Expressway system, and still leases the site from the Illinois Department of Transportation. The wild grape vine plant is native to the Illinois dunesland, and can be found growing in the inland dunes and the oak woods beyond them. The woody stems of the wild grape produce a dark purple fruit which can be used to make excellent jellies and jams.