Chicago's Neighborhood Parks - A Closer Look

Chicago's Neighborhood Parks - A Closer Look

Chicago’s new-style parks were designed to provide recreational opportunities and social services for Chicago’s poor and immigrant population.

Supervised RecreationChildren found playgrounds, swimming pools, ball fields, and other healthy alternatives to the dirty streets and alleys of the nearby tenement neighborhoods. FieldhousesFieldhouses served as community centers, offering both indoor recreation and a place to bathe, receive a warm meal, and even get access to health care.