Drexel Playlot
Drexel Playlot
Location:

6931 S. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60636

Supervisor: Kelvin Coffie (Lindblom Park)
Phone Numbers: Main (312) 747-6443

 

Hours

Park Hours
Weekday 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

Located in the West Englewood community, Drexel Playlot Park totals 0.31 acres and is an ideal location for families to spend a portion of their day relaxing and enjoying the outdoors. This park contains a playground with swings, slides, along with benches to enjoy a picnic.

History

The Chicago Park District acquired the site of this playlot in 1972 with the help of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 1998, the property was officially designated Drexel Park, after nearby Drexel Boulevard, which is in turn named for the prominent Philadelphia banking family of the same name. Family patriarch Francis M. Drexel (1792-1863) owned substantial property in what is now West Englewood. Drexel presented another large tract - this one further east - to the South Park Commission for use as parkland. After Drexel's death, his sons Francis A. (1824-1888) and Anthony J. (1826-1893) donated a fountain commemorating their father. The fountain, erected in 1882, still stands at 51st Street, in Drexel Square.

Parking/Directions

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

Map & Facilities

Drexel Playground

6931 S. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60636
United States

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Drexel Playground

6931 S. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60636
United States

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