5400 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
Located in the Edgewater Community, Bromann Park is 0.30 acres and features a new ADA accessible playground for the little ones to enjoy!
While there is no structured programming taking place at this location, we invite you to check out our great programs offered at nearby Broadway Armory Park.
The affluent Edgewater neighborhood began to experience decline in the years following World War II. Landlords subdivided large homes and apartments into many smaller units. Edgewater's population increased by 10,000 between 1960 and 1970. In 1971, the Chicago Park District worked with the Lakewood Balmoral Residence Council to establish a playlot on North Broadway to meet the growing community's recreational needs. The Park District acquired the property in 1974 with the help of a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Improvements began three years later, with the demolition of a small building that stood on the site. In 1978, the Park District named the new park for life-long Edgewater resident Charles H. Bromann (--1971). Bromann, who served as the executive secretary of the Illinois Retailers Association for thirty years was very devoting to improving the Edgewater community. He organized the Balmoral Zonal Center after World War II, which later became known as Lakewood Balmoral Residence Council, and he worked tirelessly to solve community problems and plan for the neighborhood's future. In 2008, the City of Chicago acquired property from the Corporation of Open Lands and in 2009; the City of Chicago transferred this property to the Chicago Park to complete Bromann Park.