Indian Boundary Park - Playground
The playground at Indian Boundary Park is unlike most other playgrounds in Chicago and is an amazing place space. The structure is one of the few wooden playgrounds in Chicago (the other being Dorothy's Playground in Oz Park) and presents a sprawling and labyrinthine structure for kids to explore. This site can be crowded and it might be difficult to keep track of your child, but this is still a great playground to explore. The water spray area isn't as interesting or picturesque but is still an welcome amenity to the park.
The non-play amenities of the park are also great. There are picnic tables near the playground that perfect for a snack or a picnic in the park. There is a lagoon with animals, a fieldhouse with bathrooms and drinking fountains, and a nature play area.
So in many ways, this is a wonderful park. It is, of course, also problematic. The park is called "Indian Boundary" because of the line created by an 1816 treaty between the United States and Native American tribes and both the playground and the park building feature Native American themes and images that are problematic.
So what to do with a great park and playground with some potentially difficult questions? I do not know, but one answer for our family has been to engage! We have enjoyed the park, lagoon, and playground and we talk to our children about this history and these issues.
- Playground Features
- Bench or Benches
- Building/Bathroom Access
- Picnic Tables
- Water Feature
- Surface: Wood Chips
- Destination Playground
- Playground Equipment
- Single Straight Slide
- Monkey Bars
- Belt Seat Swing
- Toddler Swing
- Adaptive Swing
- Straight Hanging Ring Monkey Bars
- Single Pole Water Mister/Sprayer
- Mr. Bears (Water Misting Bears)
- Part of
- Indian Boundary Park
- Street Address (of the Park)
- 2500 W Lunt Ave Chicago, IL 60645