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In 1976, Oz Park was established in honor of Lyman Frank Baum who wrote the beloved children's book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The author settled in Chicago in 1891, just a few miles west of the park, where he continued to write his classic children's stories. Today, Oz Park is often described as a quiet gem nestled in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Families appreciate this park because it offers something for everyone. Younger children enjoy Dorothy's Playground, a wooden castle-themed park where they can run, jump, and climb. Older kids enjoy searching for the park's signature statues of the beloved Wizard of Oz characters and a brick road that are scattered around the grounds. The Emerald Garden is known for the beautiful flowers that make visitors feel like they are truly walking around Oz's Emerald City.