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      Jonquil Playlot Park (c/o Wrightwood Park) Chicago


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      2534 North Greenview Avenue
      Chicago, IL 60614

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      Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
      In 1969 the Chicago Park District began leasing this property a former storage area for salt and snow removal equipment from the Chicago Transit Auth... read more
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      In 1969 the Chicago Park District began leasing this property a former storage area for salt and snow removal equipment from the Chicago Transit Authority In 1981 the park district doubled the park s size to more than two acres purchasing the CTA land and acquiring additional property Park facilities now include baseball fields volleyball courts and tennis courts The park district officially designated this site Jonquil Park in the mid 1970s when a number of properties were named for plants and trees The jonquil a spring blooming bulb that produces yellow or white flowers is a type of Narcissus According to Greek mythology the vain Narcissus was so taken with his own reflection in a pond that the gods turned him into a flower

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