3000-3200 West Palmer Square
Chicago, IL 60647
Shortly after the establishment of the West Side Park Commission in 1869, landscape designer and architect William Le Baron Jenney was commissioned to design the entire system of West Side parks and boulevards. Jenney, who is often referred to as the "Father of the Skyscraper," drafted a plan that called for the creation of three large parks, connected by formal boulevards and dotted with tranquil squares.
Palmer Square is one of the historic squares incorporated in Jenneys design. It is a popular year-round destination for dog walkers. Recently, the Park District constructed a new children's play area and running path.