our (very) abbreviated history of chicago’s fieldhouse:In 1893, Chicago hosted theWorld’s Columbian ExpositionJackson Park, Washington Park, and the Midway Plaisance were chosento host the Exposition. The area was transformed by Frederick Law Olmstedand the leading architects of the day, led by Daniel BurnhamChicago is founded inWashington ParkJackson ParkLincoln ParkGrand Parks are DesignedTheir design, patterned on the Central Park model, was conceivedby the same designers – Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.Unfortunately, these grand parks were mostly enjoyed by the elite at the time. Luckily,the superintendent of Chicago’s South Park System,Frank Foster, had a vision.He wanted tomake nature more accessible for everyone in the neighborhoods, including the working class,the poor and immigrants.These parks eventually became the neighborhood parkswe have today, for everyone to enjoy. They became the hubfor every neighborhood with their very own fieldhouses.264 ft Tall18301865187918823Today, there are over580 parkswith nearly300 fieldhouses.Each have their own stories.Parks areeverywherenow!(Thanks Frank!)Get outside, wander in your local fieldhouse and discover what’s there for you.The Ferris Wheel was a crowd favorite.est. 1893x300
CHICAGO IS FOUNDED INWASHINGTON PARKJACKSON PARKLINCOLN PARKGrand Parks are DesignedTheir design, patterned on the Central Park model, was conceivedby the same designers – Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.264 FT TALL1830186518791882THE FERRIS WHEEL WAS A CROWD FAVORITE.est. 18933