Adams Playground Park, Chicago

Posted by Ingemar Fredriksson

1919 N. Seminary Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60614

 Tucked away in Lincoln Park, Adams Playground is truly a treasure in the community and welcomes neighbors into the park year-round.The park features a small field house that hosts indoor activities for the little ones - from Moms, Pops and Tots to Summer Camps.

When the weather warms up there is a water playground to cool off in and shaded playground for families to gather.

The talented and dedicated staff at Adams Playground invites you to stop by and check out what’s happening at the park.

Water playground 2014 schedule. Note: Due to scheduled park programming [camps] please make sure that you reference the schedule for open times.

For those interested in using the picnic tables on the weekends - a permit is require. Please check with park staff on availability.

History

Established in 1902, Adams Park bears the name of attorney and Congressman George Adams (1840-1917) and his wife Adele (Foster) Adams. The Adamses gave the City of Chicago use of 2/3s of an acre of property in their Lincoln Park neighborhood as parkland. Placed under the jurisdiction of the city's Special Park Commission, on which George Adams served, Adams Park had playground apparatus, a shelter house, and sand court as early as 1904. In 1910, the Adamses gave the city full ownership of the property. By 1916, the Special Park Commission had added a playing field that was flooded in winter for ice skating. The city transferred Adams Park to the Chicago Park District in 1959. In 1997, a new interactive waterplay area, named for retired school teacher Dorothy Melamerson , opened in Adams Park. Ms. Melamerson provided funding for the children's water feature through a bequest in her will.

Admission: Free (some activities or events may include a fee, check website below for details, under “Programs” or contact the park for details)

 

1919 N. Seminary Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60614 [View Map]

Fieldhouse Hours: Su-Sa: Closed, Mo-Fr: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Park Hours: 6:00 AM-11:00 PM

Park Supervisor: Maureen Belling

Park Phone: (312) 742-7787

Source and more information: http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Adams-Playground-Park/

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