Buttercup Playlot Park recently reopened to the public after undergoing a total renovation. The 1.41 acre park features a mini splash pad for your kiddos to cool off and of course parents too! Baby swings, slides, climbing structures and more!  The soft-surface area is ADA accessible and there is plenty of shade to just relax. Visit nearby Margate Park for structured programs year-round.


In 1973, the Chicago Park District purchased this property from the City of Chicago's Department of Urban Renewal, which had cleared the lot two years before. Development of the new park would benefit children attending McCutcheon School immediately to the south, as well as senior citizens in a neighboring Chicago Housing Authority building. Officially named Buttercup Park in 1974, the playground was one of a number of parks named for trees and plants at this time. The buttercup's name derives from English dairy farmers' former belief that if their cows ate these flowers, the animals would produce butter of the same bright, rich yellow. In fact, feeding on buttercups did improve the quality of the butter because the flowers grow only on good pastureland.

Parking Directions

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Advisory Council

Contact: P.C. Gooden-Smiley,   President
Meeting Details:




11:00am at the Latin School Community Space; 4956 N. Sheridan Road


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4901 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60640

4901 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60640

4901 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60640

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