1886 map of parks in Chicago
1886 map of parks in Chicago

This is a list of parks in Chicago. There are 614 parks in the city, covering 8.2 % of its total land acreage.[1][2]

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (August 2008)

Notable parks

Park Name Acres Hectares Notes
Burnham Park 598 242 Runs along the Lakefront for much of the South Side, connecting Jackson Park with Grant Park
Calumet Park 200 81 Shares a border with the State of Indiana; located on the lake
Columbus Park 144 58 Considered one of the 150 Great Places in Illinois
Douglass Park 173 70 Named after Anna and Frederick Douglass; southwest of downtown
Garfield Park 185 75 This west side park contains a grand conservatory and lagoon
Grant Park 319 129 Located downtown in the Loop; home to Buckingham Fountain; a favorite site of major festivals including the Taste of Chicago, Chicago Blues Festival, Chicago Jazz Festival, and Lollapolooza
Humboldt Park 207 84 A cultural center of Chicago's Puerto Rican community; the site of a famous rally by pianist and statesman Ignace Paderewski that led to Poland regaining its independence after the First World War
Jackson Park 500 200 Located on the south side of the city on Lake Michigan, famous for its role in the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition
Lincoln Park 1,200 490 Chicago's largest city park. Located north of the Loop, this is one of the more distinctive parks in terms of geography, because while it is centrally located in the Lincoln Park community area, it spans many different neighborhoods on the north side.
Marquette Park 300 120 The largest park in southwest Chicago; has a golf course and many other attractions
Millennium Park 24.5 9.9 Chicago's newest marquee park, opened in 2004, just north of the Art Institute of Chicago in Grant Park
Washington Park 372 151 Located on the south side; the proposed location for the 2016 Summer Olympics Stadium

Other parks

Swings in Bauler Park, Chicago
Swings in Bauler Park, Chicago


  1. ^ "City Park Facts: Total Parkland as Percent of City Land Area, FY 2008". The Trust for Public Land, Center for City Park Excellence. November 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-31.
  2. ^ "List of Chicago parks". Chicago Park District. December 2021. Retrieved 2021-12-01.
  3. ^ Gross Park