Nichols Park

1355 E. 53rd St.
Chicago, IL 60615

(312) 747-2703


In 1963, the Chicago Park district acquired more than six acres of land in the deteriorating Hyde Park neighborhood from the city's Department of Urban Renewal. The park district soon improved the site with a reflecting pool, tennis courts, walkways, and asphalt-surfaced play areas for tots and older children. In 1970, Italian-American artist Cosmo Campoli created a fanciful bronze sculpture called "Bird of Peace" which enlivens the park's central lawn.

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  • Place Cost Free
  • Place Hours
    Sunday 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Monday 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Tuesday 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Wednesday 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Thursday 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Friday 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Saturday 6:00am - 11:00pm

Nichols Park: From the Parents


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