Hours

Park Hours
Day Time slot Comment
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

Description

This small green space totals 0.47 acres and is located in the East Garfield Park Community Area.

While there is no structured programming taking place at this location, we invite you to check out our great programs offered at nearby Altgeld Park for recreation.

History

The Chicago Park District acquired this land in 1969 and  transformed this once-vacant lot to parkland in 1969, improving it with playground equipment, a sand box, and a spray pool. Officially designated Barberry Park in 1974, the park was one of a number of properties named for trees and plants at the time. An ornamental bush often used for hedges, the barberry has impressive vibrant fall foliage and long-lasting red berries that provide color throughout the winter. Historically, Arabs used the berries for sherbet, and probably knew the plant as berberys, meaning "shell," for its hollowed leaves. Barberries are also associated with the Berbers, who cultivated them on Africa's Barbary Coast.  Though the Park District added playground equipment and planted some trees in 1975, the property now stands vacant. The future of the park is uncertain.

Parking Directions

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

Advisory Council

Contact: Altgeld Park Advisory Council
Meeting Details:

4th Monday of the month at 6pm at Altgeld Park, 515 S. Washtenaw

Map & Facilities

Barberry Sandbox

2825 W. Arthington St.
Chicago, IL 60612
United States

Barberry Water Spray Feature

2825 W. Arthington St.
Chicago, IL 60612
United States

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Barberry Sandbox

2825 W. Arthington St.
Chicago, IL 60612
United States

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Barberry Water Spray Feature

2825 W. Arthington St.
Chicago, IL 60612
United States

Show on Map