Indian Boundary Park
Day Camp Art
Lovely Piano playing at Indian Boundary
Indian Boundary Park Lagoon
Indian Boundary Park Fieldhouse
Indian Boundary Park Playground
Indian Boundary Park has a lush wetland nature area.
Visitors check out the lagoon.
The nature play area is magical.
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Nature Play Area at Indian Boundary Park
Location:

2500 W. Lunt Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645

Supervisor: Yesenia Mayén
Phone Numbers: Main (773) 764-0338

 

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
Fieldhouse Hours
Weekday Time slot Comment
Sunday Closed
Monday 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Description

Tucked away in the West Ridge community sits a 13.22 acres community treasure—Indian Boundary Park and Cultural Center. Beyond the quaint Tudor-style field house, visitors can discover a beautifully restored nature area and duck-filled lagoon, a children’s spray pool, and four tennis courts.

In the Nature Play Center, kids use their imagination and get creative while playing in this incredible outdoor space. The kids don’t have to say anything…you just look at the smiles on their faces and hear their contagious laughter as they explore. It’s magical. It’s peaceful. It’s awesome. 

The water spray feature has dancing bears and spray misters cool off community children and adults!

As a designated cultural center, Indian Boundary thrives with various painting, piano, dance and voice lessons for both children and adults. Check out the stained glass and weaving class options. Some classes take place on the park’s back porch so that artists can use the park’s scenery as inspiration. 

Indian Boundary is a residency site in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago’s program, offering free, family-oriented and interactive concert performances, in the beautiful auditorium, for the community throughout the year. 

Community residents enjoy the numerous special events produced by the park staff such as; our indoor Silent Movie Series, Do-It-Yourself Nutcracker; Valentine's Dinner & A Movie; and a Community Harvest Fest to name a few.

The Indian Boundary fieldhouse, designed by Clarence Hatzfeld, features Native American-themed ornament inspired by the park’s name, taken from a territorial boundary established between the Pottawattomie Indians and the United States Government. Inside is a beautiful auditorium with stage, used for programs, theater productions, concerts, community meetings and private rentals.

Awards: May 2014: Indian Boundary Park Field House received an award for Preservation Excellence by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks.

Parties of 20 or more need to have a permit. Please contact the park staff. 

History

Indian Boundary Park takes its name from a territorial boundary established by the Treaty of 1816 between the Pottawattomie Indians and the U.S. government. The boundary line, which ran through the land that is now the park, remained in effect only through 1833, when the Pottawattomies were forced entirely from the area in the face of white settlement.

Indian Boundary Park was the second and largest of the four parks created by the Ridge Avenue Park District. The others were Morse (now Matanky), Chippewa, and Pottawattomie. The Ridge Avenue district was the first of 19 neighborhood park commissions established after 1896 to serve areas recently annexed to the City. Chicago's three original park districts had authority only to create parks within the 1869 city limits.

The Ridge Avenue Park District began acquiring land for Indian Boundary Park in 1915. Richard F. Gloede, a designer of North Shore estate landscapes, developed an early plan for the park. In the mid-1920s, the Ridge Avenue Park District opened a small zoo, one of only two zoos in Chicago and initially housing only a lone black bear.  Land acquisition for the park was completed in 1926.  The 1929 Tudor-Revival fieldhouse designed by architect Clarence Hatzfeld features Native American-themed ornament inspired by the park's name. Indian Boundary Park is unusual in that its eastern lawn flows seamlessly into the front yards of neighboring apartment buildings. This park feature was so well-received that in the 1960s the Chicago Park District closed off part of adjacent Estes Avenue as well.

In 2005, Indian Boundary Fieldhouse was designated a Historical Landmark by the City of Chicago and is also listed in the National Register of Historical Places.

Advisory Council

Contact: Leta Dally,   President
Phone: (773) 764-0338
Meeting Details:

1st Tuesday of the month at 7:00p.m.

Parking/Directions

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

Map & Facilities

City Hall Keystone | Artwork

2500 W. Lunt Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

Indian Boundary Auditorium

2500 W. Lunt Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

Indian Boundary Cultural Center

2500 W. Lunt Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
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Indian Boundary Natural Area

2500 W. Lunt Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
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Indian Boundary Community Gardens

2500 W. Lunt Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
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Indian Boundary Picnic Groves

2500 W. Lunt Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
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Indian Boundary Playground

2500 W. Lunt Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
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Indian Boundary Tennis

2500 W. Lunt Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
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Indian Boundary Water Spray Feature

2500 W. Lunt Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

Indian Boundary Nature Play Space

2500 W. Estes Ave
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

River Suite

2500 W. Lunt Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
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River Suite
River Suite

2500 W. Lunt Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
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City Hall Keystone
City Hall Keystone | Artwork

2500 W. Lunt Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
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Historic Auditorium at Indian Boundary
Indian Boundary Auditorium

2500 W. Lunt Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
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Indian Boundary Cultural Center
Indian Boundary Cultural Center

2500 W. Lunt Ave.
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Indian Boundary Natural Area
Indian Boundary Natural Area

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Community Garden at Indian Boundary Park
Indian Boundary Community Gardens

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Picnic Area at Indian Boundary
Indian Boundary Picnic Groves

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Indian Boundary Playground
Indian Boundary Playground

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Tennis Courts at Indian Boundary Park
Indian Boundary Tennis

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Chicago, IL 60645
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Indian Boundary Water Spray Feature
Indian Boundary Water Spray Feature

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Chicago, IL 60645
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Indian Boundary Nature Play Area
Indian Boundary Nature Play Space

2500 W. Estes Ave
Chicago, IL 60645
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