Park No. 551, commonly known as Fulton River Park, is a 1.19-acre green space that was completed in 2008. As part of a planned development, the Fifield Realty Corporation improved the park and donated it to the Chicago Park District.
The project provided unique design challenges because two of the adjacent streets — Kinzie and DesPlaines avenues — are elevated. Landscape architects Ted Wolff and Associates created terraced levels to address the grade differential caused by the elevated streets.The design also includes a dog friendly area, a playground and a passive lawn area with shade trees.
While there is no structured programming taking place at this location, we invite you to check out our great programs offered at nearby Jesse White Park and Community Center.
The site at DesPlaines Street and Kinzie Street in the Near West Side Community Area was created as part of a planned development. The developers donated this park to the Chicago Park District in 2009.