6748 N. Sacramento Avenue is it 48 or 58????
Chicago, IL 60645
Chippewa Park was one of four parks created by the Ridge Avenue Park District, established in 1896. The park district's other properties were Indian Boundary Park, Pottawattomie Park, and Morse Park (now Matanky). In 1931, the park district purchased property in the southwest corner of the district, built a one-story brick field house designed by Clarence Hatzfeld, and designated the new park Chippewa. The park opened on November 23, 1931.
The name recognized the Chippewa Indian tribe that lived in the Great Lakes region when Europeans arrived. Between 1600 and 1760, the Chippewas made their home along the northern shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior and numbered between 25,000 and 30,000. The Chippewa formed a loose confederacy with the Ottawa and the Potowatomi. By the 19th Century, the three tribes were known as "the Three Fires." The name Chippewa is an adaption of the Ojibway word, "to roast till puckered up," a reference to the puckered seams of their moccasins.
Alderman Debra Silverstein (D-50th) held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the park's new playground on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. New "state-of-the-art equipment" had been installed at the park by Chicago Plays!, a program administered by Friends of the Parks, which aims to renovate 50 of the city's 523 playgrounds this year. Within the next five years, it plans to renovate 300 playgrounds throughout the city.