Hours

Park Hours
Day 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 Garfield Ridge neighborhood, Stars and Stripes Park is a great 1.89-acre recreational destination enjoyed by park patrons and their families.This park contains a playground, sprinkler, ball field, and a sand volleyball court.

Little League Baseball is a popular activity that is played at Stars and Stripes Park.

History

In 1970, the Chicago Park District began creating a 1.7-acre park in the Garfield Ridge community, then experiencing tremendous population growth and a shortage of recreational facilities. Purchasing the property using U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant funds, the park district improved the site in 1973, constructing a playground, a spray pool, a basketball court, and a baseball field. Since 1984, a mobile trailer/fieldhouse has provided space for indoor activities. Several years later, a soft surface playground replaced the original one. In 1976, the park district officially designated the site Stars & Stripes Park. The patriotic name was selected through a Bicentennial Committee contest conducted in the surrounding 23rd Ward. The name makes reference to the American flag, with its red and white stripes and white stars on a field of blue. Each of the stripes represents one of the original thirteen colonies, while the stars signify the nation's fifty states.

Parking/Directions

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

Map & Facilities

Stars & Stripes Baseball/Softball Field

5100 S. Nordica Ave.
Chicago, IL 60638
United States

Stars & Stripes Playground

5100 S. Nordica Ave.
Chicago, IL 60638
United States

Stars & Stripes Water Spray Feature

5100 S. Nordica Ave.
Chicago, IL 60638
United States

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Stars & Stripes Baseball/Softball Field

5100 S. Nordica Ave.
Chicago, IL 60638
United States

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Stars & Stripes Playground

5100 S. Nordica Ave.
Chicago, IL 60638
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Stars & Stripes Volleyball Court - Outdoor

5100 S. Nordica Ave.
Chicago, IL 60638
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Stars & Stripes Water Spray Feature

5100 S. Nordica Ave.
Chicago, IL 60638
United States

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