Barrie Park
Location
1011 South Lombard Avenue , Oak Park, Illinois 60304, United States
Features
AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Baseball & Softball Field Basketball Courts Centers/Field House Multipurpose Field Pickleball Playground Rental Rooms Restrooms Sled Hill Wi-Fi Access
Hours

Park: Sunrise to 10pm
Playgrounds: Sunrise to Sunset
Sport Courts: See Facility Schedules page for current hours

Detailed Information

Barrie Park features a designed sled hill, a ball field and soccer field, a creative play area, ornamental and shade trees, and a walking path that encircles the park. It is located directly east of Barrie Center, a facility featuring a field house, indoor playground, tot lot, basketball, and pickleball courts.

See park map.

Request a facility tour.

Now AED equipped!

History

The 0.9 acre site at the southwest corner of Lombard and Garfield was acquired in 1932, and named for the children’s author James Barrie. It includes a center originally designed by Arthur B. Maiworm. The adjacent 3.3 acre park was acquired in 1965, and had been the site of a manufactured gas plant from 1893-1931. Soil contamination was discovered in 1999, and remediation was undertaken through a coordinated effort by the Park District, Village of Oak Park, ComEd, and NiCor. Cleanup and restoration took place from 2001-2005. Barrie Center is located on top of a Village underground potable water tank. A master plan was created for Barrie Park in 2015, which includes future upgrades to the playground, sled hill, and the addition of a natural play area.