Park Hours
Sunday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Monday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Tuesday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Thursday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Friday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Saturday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm


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

Parking Directions

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

Advisory Council

Contact: Christine Kolb,   President
Meeting Details:

2nd Monday of the month @ 6:30pm

Out of an abundance of caution Park Advisory Council Meetings will be held virtually for the near future. Please contact the Park 551 PAC for details.


Map & Facilities

353 N. DesPlaines St.
Chicago, IL 60611

353 N. DesPlaines St.
Chicago, IL 60611

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