This tiny park totals 0.16 acres and is located in the Forest Glen Community Area (one block north of Lawrence Avenue, on Cicero Avenue, west of the Edens Expressway). While there is no structured programming taking place at this location, we invite you to check out our great programs offered at nearby Jefferson Park.
Early in 1970, residents of Chicago's Forest Glen community contacted the "Action Line" of the Chicago Today newspaper to garner support for a new playlot in their neighborhood. In 1972, the Chicago Park District responded by selecting and acquiring a vacant Forest Glen lot as one of 16 City properties slated for park development. The Park District acquired the .16-acre site four years later with the help of funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Playground equipment, an outdoor game table, and assorted plantings were installed during 1977.
In 1986, the park was officially named Ashmore Park. This park is one of a small number of Chicago parks named for long-time Park District employees. Co-workers of John V. Ashmore, who worked for many years at the Montrose Service Yard, suggested the name. In 1989, the Park District rehabilitated the park, constructing a soft surface playground featuring a redwood play structure.