Evanston is home to many beautiful parks! Numerous green spaces are just steps away from Tapestry Station’s front door.
Grey Park, Evanston, IL 60202
6 AM – 10 PM, daily
Charles F. Grey Park is a neighborhood park between Main and Ridge Streets. Charles F. Grey was a well-known hide and leather titan.
The millionaire entrepreneur is famous for giving the Evanston Public Library William Adolph Bouguereau’s renowned painting, “At the Fountain,” in 1925. The painting was displayed at the Library for 75 years before selling for $900,000 at auction.
The money was put towards the Library’s endowment. Learn more about At the Fountain.
Fitzsimons Park has a playground and two fenced tennis courts. Nearby, Nichols Middle School has a soccer field, ball diamond, and basketball court open to the public after school hours.
1033 Elmwood Ave, Evanston, IL 60202
6 AM – 11 PM, daily
Jennifer Morris Park
Jennifer Morris Park is a nice shady spot directly on the other side of the tracks from St. Paul Park. Be sure to check out Charles B. Eiden Park just down the street!
801 Custer Ave, Evanston, IL 60202
St. Paul Park
St. Paul Park was named after the St. Paul Railroad Company. The railway was established in 1863 as the Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company before becoming incorporated in 1927.
The “Milwaukee Road” (as the railroad became known) had 10,000 miles of track by 1973 but fell short of competitor Burlington Northern. The National Railway Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) assumed responsibility for intercity passenger service despite Milwaukee Road continuing commuter service between Chicago and its suburbs.
Continue reading about St. Paul Railroad Company.
St. Paul Park, Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60202
Charles B. Eiden Park
Charles B. Eiden was born in Evanston, Illinois, on February 23, 1874. Mr. Eiden died January 14, 1955, in Evanston, Illinois, and rests at Saint Peter Catholic Cemetery in Skokie, Illinois.
The playground offers distinct sections for younger children and older kids, complete with swing sets for both age groups. One notable attraction is the artificial rock outcropping, which adds a unique element for children to enjoy by providing an irresistible opportunity for climbing and imaginative play.
Eiden Park, Evanston, IL 60202
6 AM – 10 PM, daily