Kelly Playlot Park
This 1 1/3-acre park is located on N. Seminary Avenue approximately two blocks east of Clark Street and one block north of Wrigley Field. It features a soft surface playground and a passive recreation area.
The City of Chicago created this long, narrow park in the Lakeview neighborhood in 1979, dedicating it as Kelly Park the following year. The park honors former neighborhood resident Private First Class John H. Kelly, who was killed in action in France during World War II.
The Chicago Park District began leasing the three-block-long site in 1991 as part of a complex land swap with the city. Four years later, the park district improved the greenspace by constructing a new soft surface playground.
Editor's Note: This information was provided by the Chicago Parks District.
- Hours: Daily, 6am - 11pm
- Founding Date: 1979
- Are there any interesting facts about this location?: This park has a community garden.
- Features: Playgrounds
- Area: 1.3 acres
- Features: Jungle gym, See-saw, Slides, Swings