Oz Park & Playground
2021 N Burling St, Chicago, IL 60614
An urban park with a playground.
Oz Park is a lovely, neighborhood park in Lincoln Park. The theme is – you guessed it – Wizard of Oz and thus there are statues situated throughout of Dorothy and her crew. We entered on the north, central side near the playground, and scanned the QR code to listen to a cute introduction by Dorothy herself which was mildly entertaining for my 5-year-old.
The playground was crowded on a Sunday morning, but really good and all the elements were comprised of wood and turf. Though there were tons of kids, there were enough playground elements that my daughter always found something to do – numerous swings, slides, monkey bars, etc.
One really nice thing about this park is that, of course, dogs are allowed, but there is a separate section on the northeast side that is fenced off where dogs are not allowed, which could be a great spot for relaxed and uninterrupted sitting or eating. We noticed several tennis courts and a few softball fields where adults were enjoying co-ed leagues. The park is surrounded by several restaurants – we ran to Blue Door at 711 Armitage to grab a quick bite.