Hours

Park Hours
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

5100 S. Nordica Ave.
Chicago, IL 60638

5100 S. Nordica Ave.
Chicago, IL 60638

5100 S. Nordica Ave.
Chicago, IL 60638

5100 S. Nordica Ave.
Chicago, IL 60638

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