This park totals 0.39 acres and is located in the Belmont-Cragin Community Area (one block west of Austin Avenue and approximately 1 ½ blocks south of Grand Avenue). Come out enjoy the lovely playground with your kids!
While there is no structured programming taking place at this location, we invite you to check out our great programs offered at nearby Riis Park.
This former City park was transferred to the Chicago Park District pursuant to the Chicago Park and City Exchange of Functions Act in 1957. In 1973, Park 1280 was designated Oak Park. After the sudden death of long-time 36th Ward Alderman John F. Aiello, former constituents suggested that a park should be named in his honor. Aiello was known for his active participation in little league baseball and football programs in the parks within his ward. In 1980, the year of his death, the Park District recognized Aiello's interest in the parks by renaming Oak Park in his memory.