Washington Park

Community Area: Washington Park

Multi-unit Buildings in Washington Park


About Washington Park

Surrounded by an expansive park of the same name, Washington Park offers a number of attractions that appeal to residents.

The park spans more than 340 acres, and was the proposed location of the Olympic Stadium and swimming venue for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Added to the National Register of Historic places in 2004, Washington Park has two gymnasiums, a fitness center, sports courts and fields, a game room, lagoon, aquatic center, playgrounds, and more. Various programs and events are held at the park throughout the year.

Washington Park is also home to the DuSable Museum of African American History, and close to the amenities that neighboring Hyde Park has to offer, from restaurants to recreational opportunities to the University of Chicago.

Residents have convenient access to the Dan Ryan Expressway and Lake Shore Drive. The CTA Green Line has multiple stops in the neighborhood, providing an easy commute throughout Chicago.