Parks & Gardens


The 25th Ward boasts green spaces galore. From the Chicago River-side Ping Tom Park to the brightly lit baseball fields of Harrison Park, get out and play in the Ward’s fun-friendly places.

Ping Tom Memorial Park. Riverfront walk pictured.

Harrison Park Fieldhouse

Baraga Park

  • Winner of Friends of the Park play lot improvement grant.

Barrett Park

Dvorak Park

Guadalupe Reyes Park

Harrison Park

  • Improvements: Astro-Turf Soccer Field

Read more here about the new astro-turf field!

Jefferson Playlot

Miller Street Playlot

Ping Tom Park (Read more here about expansion plans!)

Sheridan Park

Throop Playlot


If you would like to add your garden to this list, please email at

Collins Senior Home Garden@ 1401 S. Blue Island Ave.

Perez Grammar School @ W. 19th St. and S. Throop St. 

Mariposa Garden @ W. 19th St. and S. Carpenter St. 

Worked to ensure garden safety by installing lights with CDOT’s help throughout the Paseo from 21st Street to Cullerton Street.

Whittier Garden (Xochiquetzal Peace Garden) @ W. 22nd St. and S. Wolcott St. – ABC’s Theresa Gutierrez, who did a news piece on this gorgeous bit of green.

Roots & Rays Community Garden @ 1513-1519 W. Cullerton St.

Growing Station Community Garden @ W. 21st St. and S. Sangamon St.

City Garden @ 920 W. 19th St.

Holy Trinity Garden @ 1845 S. Throop St.

St. Procopius Garden @ 1220 W. 18th St.

Vega Family Garden @ 19th St. and Damen Ave.

Taylor Street Farms @ 1453 W. Taylor St.

New Horizons Garden @ 1745 W. 17th St.

Mary Zepeda Native Garden @ 1423 W. 17th St.

Mark Goodman waters a raised bed at Taylor Street Farms. Photo by Chicago Journal

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