This tiny "hidden gem" playlot totals 0.15 acres and is located in the North Park neighborhood (on Pulaski Road, ½ block north of Bryn Mawr Avenue). While there is no structured programming taking place at this location, we invite you to check out our great programs offered at nearby Peterson Park. In Summer 2014 the playlot received a new playground as part of the Mayor Emanuel's Chicago Plays! initiative.
It's a great place for neighborhood kids to get active and get to know each other and for the community to come together.
In 1949, the City of Chicago purchased this small site along North Pulaski Road, using Playground Bond funds. The City's Department of Parks and Recreation soon developed the site as a playlot with a sand box, spray pool, and play equipment. The park was for years known as Pulaski Park for the adjacent street, which was named for Revolutionary War hero Casimir Pulaski (1748-1779). In 1957, the park was transferred from the City of Chicago to the Chicago Park District pursuant to the Chicago Park and City Exchange of Functions Act. In 1981, after the City had transferred the park to the Chicago Park District, a local community association suggested renaming the site Brynford Park. Brynford derives from two local street names, Bryn Mawr and Crawford Avenues. Though Crawford Avenue has long since been renamed Pulaski Road, local residents sometimes still refer to street by its former name.