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Washington Park, Chicago

community area in Chicago

Washington Park is a well-defined community area on the South Side of Chicago. It includes the 372 acre (1.5 km²) park named Washington Park,[1] stretching east-west from Cottage Grove Avenue to the Dan Ryan Expressway, and north-south from 51st Street to 63rd.

It is home to the DuSable Museum of African American History. The park was the proposed site of the Olympic Stadium and the Olympic Aquatics Center in Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Bachin, Robin (2005). "Washington Park (Park)". The Encyclopedia of Chicago. Chicago Historical Society. Retrieved October 22, 2007.
  2. Hinz, Greg (September 20, 2006). "Daley sets site for Olympic stadium". ChicagoBusiness.com. Retrieved October 22, 2007.