As an older neighborhood that was originally established in the 1800ís, Independence Park retains the vintage character of oversize lots, mature trees and generously sized homes in a variety of period styles. These attributes are what gives Independence Park itís unique character and what makes it such a tranquil inner city neighborhood in which to live.
The Independence Park community hosts a number of amenities including the Murphy Academy of Arts and Sciences, Athletic Field and Independence Park. Numerous civic groups contribute to a sense of community involvement including the Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association, the Athletic Field Park Advisory Council, the Independence Park Advisory Council, and several clubs devoted to books, gardening and athletics.
Special thanks to the following individuals for supplying photographs used on this site: Joel Contreras, David Dumo, John Aitken, Steve McFadden, Shirley Steiner and the Chicago Park District.