Washington Park

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Washington Park Soundex Code W252

Wikipedia page about Washington Park Community Area in Chicago

Community Area 40 - Washington Park

Washington Park is a well-defined community area on the South Side of Chicago, which gets its name from the neighborhood. It includes the 372 acre park named Washington Park, stretching east-west from Cottage Grove Avenue to the Dan Ryan Expressway, and north-south from 63rd Street to 51st Street. It is home to the DuSable Museum of African American History. The park was the proposed site of the Olympic Stadium and the Olympic Aquatics Center in Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Including the park, the community area hosts two listings on the National Register of Historic Places. It includes and is surrounded by smaller neighborhoods that have gone though notable and often turbulent racial transitions.

Neighborhoods within Washington Park:

Washington Park

The Robert Taylor Homes