If you are interested in touring this hidden gem in West Rogers Park you can join the Rogers Park Historical Society for their Annual House Walk on May 2nd in the Indian Boundary Park Area. The tour will feature Indian Boundary Park and its surrounding homes including the Historic Park Castles and Park Gables; the tour runs from noon to 3:30 and concludes at 5:00, don’t miss this event if you’re interested in West Rogers Park homes and history.

Walking through Indian Boundary Park in Chicago’s West Rogers Park neighborhood, my thought is always the same, “I can’t believe a park like this exists so close to home!” This magical park was originally designed by Richard F. Gloede and opened in 1922, at the center of the 13-acre Ridge Ave Park District. The park runs along Lunt Ave and marks the northern boundary of land that was originally settled by the Pottawatomie Indians in the 17th century.

This historical park has many surprising features such as a duck pond, bridges, a petting zoo and beautifully landscaped gardens.  The park showcases Chicago’s continuing priority on providing a public space where families can come to play and relax with something for everyone to enjoy.

The Parks Field House, designed by famous architect Clarence Hatzfield, displays a combination of Tudor Revival design and Native American images and sculptures. The park is encircled by many noteworthy homes such as Park Gables and Park Castles apartment buildings that were built in the late 1920’s.

Adele Paslaski, Move with Maggie Team

Image provided by Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society

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