This 1.27 acre park is located in the Lakeview neighborhood (approximately two blocks east of Clark Street, one block north of Wrigley Field). It contains a soft surface playground and a passive recreation area. While there is no structured programming taking place at this location, we invite you to check out our great programs offered at Gill Park.
The City of Chicago created this long, narrow park in the Lakeview neighborhood in 1979, dedicating it as Kelly Park the following year. The park honors neighborhood resident Private First Class John H. Kelly, who was killed in action in France during World War II. The Chicago Park District began leasing the three-block-long site in 1991, as part of a complex land swap with the city. Four years later, the park district improved the greenspace by constructing a new soft surface playground.