The Lagoon

Indian Boundary Park 2500 West Lunt Avenue Chicago

Chicago Park District
Written By Chicago Park District

The Chicago Park District owns more than 8,800 acres of parkland, making it the largest municipal park manager in the nation. Visit the Chicago Park District's 597 parks, 26 miles of lakefront, 70 nature areas, & hundreds of programs.

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The Kidney of The Park

Indian Boundary Park’s lagoon not only contributes to the beauty and ecological health of the landscape, but also it makes the park unique. Most of the parks in Chicago with lagoons are quite large in size such as 200-acre Garfield Park or Jackson Park, which is over 500 acres of property.

Indian Boundary Park is one of only two Chicago parks less than 15 acres in size that have a lagoon. (The other is Auburn Park, located on Chicago’s South Side.) Park lagoons help alleviate flooding, support native vegetation on the shorelines, and provide habitats for birds, fish, turtles, and frogs, as well as dragonflies and other insects.

Cover photo credit: View of lagoon including island with stone gateway leading to bird houses, ca. 1935, Chicago Park District Special Collections.

Indian Boundary Park

The Lagoon

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