2228 N Oakley Ave Chicago
Chicago, IL 60647
Senior Citizens Memorial Playlot Park is located in the Logan Square neighborhood (three blocks south of Fullerton Avenue, one long block east of Western Avenue). This 1.10-acre park contains both a shuffleboard court 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 nearby at Holstein Park.
Created in the 1970s, Senior Citizens Memorial Park lies in the Logan Square neighborhood on land formerly occupied by the Logan Elementary School. After the Board of Education closed Logan School in July, 1972, the city moved quickly to develop the property as parkland. Despite initial discussion of constructing tennis courts there, by 1977 the city was developing plans for recreational facilities - including shuffle board courts and permanent game tables - tailored to the area's older residents. The city transferred the property, then known as Logan Elderly Park, to the Chicago Park District in 1979. The following year, the park was officially renamed Senior Citizens Memorial Park at the request of 32nd Ward alderman Terry Gabinski and the Senior Citizens of Holstein Park.