Longfellow Park
Location
610 South Ridgeland Avenue , Oak Park, Illinois 60304, United States
Features
AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Baseball & Softball Field Basketball Courts Centers/Field House Ice Rink (outdoor) Multipurpose Field Playground Rental Rooms Restrooms Splash Pad Tennis Courts (with Lights) Wi-Fi Access
Hours

Park: Sunrise to 10pm

Playground: Sunrise to Sunset

Splash Pad: 10am-8pm, Memorial Day through September 30th

Basketball Courts: 8am-8pm

Detailed Information

Description

In addition to the playground areas and splash pad, Longfellow Park features the only full court basketball area in Oak Park and also provides lighted tennis courts. (A water wheelchair is available for use in the splash pad. Please give one week notice to reserve.) The field at Longfellow Park was named the 2017 National Soccer Field of the Year by the Sports Turf Managers Association. The multipurpose room is also a popular choice to rent for family celebrations.

In response to ever rising water costs, a desire to conserve water and the recognition of the energy consumed pumping and treating water from Lake Michigan, the Park District has evaluated and selected a number of sites for the installation of “Cisterns” including Longfellow Park. The 9,000 gallon reservoir, located south east of the Center, allows the District to capture water from the splash pad and roof to use for irrigation.

View the virtual tour of Longfellow Center
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Request a facility tour.

See the park map.

Now AED equipped!

History

Longfellow Park was one of the earliest properties purchased by the Park District. Like several other parks in our community, it was named after a famous author – poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

water and the recognition of the energy consumed pumping and treating water from Lake Michigan, the Park District has evaluated and selected a number of sites for the installation of “Cisterns” including Longfellow Park. The 9,000 gallon reservoir, located south east of the Center, allows the District to capture water from the splash pad and roof to use for irrigation.