Drake Garden – 4643 N. Drake Ave.  Website

Eugene Field Park and Park Advisory Council (PAC) – 5100 N. Ridgeway. Eugene Field serves its diverse Albany Park community with numerous athletic programs such as basketball, soccer, and floor hockey, as well as step aerobics and badminton. It’s also home to the Albany Park Theatre Project  http://www.aptpchicago.org/. The PAC advocates for park programming and resources on behalf of the community, as well as raises funds for park improvement through local events.  Website | Facebook

Ravenswood Manor Park--4626 N. Manor Ave. Located in the middle of the Ravenswood Manor community, the park is the crown jewel of the neighborhood. Over the years, the park has become the place for neighbors to gather for recreational and cultural activities. http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/ravenswood-manor-park/

Buffalo Park--4501 N. California Ave. Buffalo Park is one of many park properties used only for passive recreation. This small, tranquil park is set in the Ravenswood Manor community at California/Sunnyside/Manor. http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/buffalo-park/

Jensen Park and Park Advisory Council (PAC) – 4650 N. Lawndale Ave. Run in joint operation with the Chicago Board of Education, Jensen Park is located within Aspira Haugan Middle School, with the Park entrance at the corner of Leland and Lawndale Ave. The PAC advocates for expanded park programming & resources and produces fun and affordable local events. Facebook   www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Jensen-Park

Peterson Garden Project – This northside-based community-garden group has a large site in far east Albany Park near Ronan Park. Learn how you can rent a plot. Website | Facebook

Ronan Park – 3000 W. Argyle St. Ronan Park includes 3 acres of naturalized river edge habitat along the North Branch of the Chicago River, (Lawrence Ave to Argyle Street, westside of Chicago river between Sacramento and California).   Website

Turtle Park and Garden – 4900 N. Troy St. Website

Spikings Farm Playlot Park--4706 N. Pulaski Road. This tiny playground is located in the Albany Park neighborhood (on Pulaski Road, ½ block south of Lawrence Avenue). http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Spikings-Farm-Playlot-Park/

North Mayfair Playlot Park--4533 W. Carmen Ave. This playground is located on ½ acre in the North Mayfair neighborhood, one block south of Foster Avenue, two long blocks east of the Edens Expressway. http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/North-Mayfair-Playlot-Park/

Parks Bordering Albany Park:

Horner Park--2741 W. Montrose Ave. Located at the southern border of Albany Park at Montrose & California Avenues, at nearly 55 acres, Horner Park is one of the largest parks on the North Side and boasts nine softball fields, three senior baseball diamonds with night baseball on two diamonds, two football/soccer fields, four outdoor basketball standards, five tennis courts, a playground, a relaxing nature area and 13 picnic groves. Farmers’ market is active during warmer months. http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Horner-Park/


River Park--5100 N. Francisco Ave. Located at the eastern border of Albany Park at the convergence of the Chicago River and canal, River Park offers a rich wildlife habitat, excellent fishing, a canoe launch and kayak rentals. River Park boasts a swimming pool, tennis courts and an interactive water playground in the summer months. North Shore Channel Trail leads up to Evanston. http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/River-Park/  


Gompers Park--4222 W. Foster Ave. Located at the northern border of Albany Park at the corner of Foster and Pulaski Avenues in the North Park community, Gompers Park covers nearly 39 acres. Includes the southern starting point of North Branch Trail, which goes all the way to Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe. http://fpdcc.com/preserves-and-trails/trail-descriptions/#north-branch



Mayfair Park--4550 W. Sunnyside Ave. Tucked away one block north of the intersection at Kilbourn and Montrose at the Kennedy Expressway, this approximately 2.5-acre park features a soft-surface playground, spray pool, basketball court, and two junior baseball fields. http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Mayfair-Park/


Kiwanis Park--3315 W. Carmen Ave. Behind Von Steuben High School, this passive riverwalk area is located on two acres in the North Park neighborhood (one block south of Foster Avenue, approximately 2 ½ blocks west of Kedzie) right along the Chicago River. http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Kiwanis-Park/