Riis, Jacob A., Park
The park's fieldhouse
Riis Park (Chicago)
Riis Park (Chicago)
Riis Park (Chicago)
Location6100 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates41°55′33″N 87°46′44″W / 41.92583°N 87.77889°W / 41.92583; -87.77889Coordinates: 41°55′33″N 87°46′44″W / 41.92583°N 87.77889°W / 41.92583; -87.77889
Area56.8 acres (23.0 ha)
MPSChicago Park District MPS
NRHP reference No.95000483[1]
Added to NRHPApril 20, 1995

Riis Park is a 56-acre park on Chicago's Northwest Side in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood.[2] The park is named for Jacob Riis, a famous New York City muckraker journalist and photographer who documented the plight of the poor and working class. Riis was designed to include a variety of recreational amenities for the middle class community that it served. It was developed in 1928 when a ski jump and golf course was installed. Chicago Architect Walter W. Ahlschlager designed the fieldhouse.[3]

The park was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995 [1] and the National Register Information System ID is 95000483.

References

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Riis-Park/
  3. ^ "Riis (Jacob) Park | Chicago Park District". www.chicagoparkdistrict.com. Retrieved 2021-04-23.