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Parks and Playgrounds in the Hyde Park Area

Boy in park with football

Of the 30 parks surrounding the Hyde Park area, here are nine of the most accessible from the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital. All of these parks are located within residential areas, and are maintained by the Chicago Park District.

The playgrounds were created for children of any age. When a park does not have a playground, it will have open fields and park benches.

For information on other parks in the area, visit:
Chicago Park District
Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference

Park

Address

Distance from Comer

Playground

Other Information

Beehive Park

6156 S. Dorchester Avenue

1.23 miles

Y

 

Bixler Playlot Park

5651 S. Kenwood Avenue

1.24 miles

N

Fountain
Near William H. Ray Elementary School's playground and facilities
Spray pool

Butternut Playlot Park

5324 S. Woodlawn Avenue

1.44 miles

Y

Assorted equipment

Huckleberry Playlot Park

6200 S. Kimbark Avenue

1.12 miles

Y

 

Midway Plaisance Park

1130 Midway Plaisance North
(Ellis to Woodlawn and 59th to 60th Streets)

0.86 mile

N

Free events in the summer, including movies and concerts
Regular classes and sports camps
Rollerskating/ice skating
Trails

Moccasin Ranch Playlot Park

6446 S.Kimbark Avenue

1.43 miles

N

 

Nichols Park

1300 E. 55th Street

1.24 miles

N

Baseball
Fieldhouse/gym
Regular sports sessions and camps
Sandbox
Summer concert series
Tennis courts
Trails

Spruce Playlot Park

5337 S. Blackstone Avenue

1.75 miles

N

 

Willow Playlot Park

5446 S. Drexel Avenue

0.92 mile

Y

 


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