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Chicago Park postcardDouglas Park is a large Chicago Park District park that also serves as a cultural and community center in Chicago, Illinois. It is named after the U.S. Senator Stephen A. Douglas, who died in 1861.

Located in the North Lawndale community and parts of the area known as Pilsen, Douglas Park Cultural & Community Center totals 218 acres.

Originally named South Park, Douglas Park is a historic regional park with features that include 2 gymnasiums, an auditorium, computer lab, fitness center, a kitchen, grand ball room, and meeting rooms. Outdoors, the park offers tennis courts, a game day football stadium, outdoor pool, water spray features, basketball courts, an artificial turf soccer field, a pavilion, baseball fields, and a small golf putting range. In collaboration with the Chicago Bulls Basketball organization the children’s computer learning lab serves the children of the community. In partnership, with Ravinia, the park is host to a series of summer concerts and the annual Junta Hispana festival in July.

Young park-goers can play seasonal sports at the facility or take a creative writing class. On the cultural side, Douglas Park offers dance, arts, performing arts and theatre. In the summer, youth attend day camp, and specialty arts camps.

Adults participate in a range of activities, including fitness center, aerobics and conditioning. Family’s can also participate in the monthly “Bring the Family to the Table” free nutritional meal offered in partnership with the Greater Chicago Food Depository

In addition to programs, Douglas Park hosts fun special events for the whole family, such as Movies in the Park.






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  • Stephen Douglas Memorial Park, Chicago

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