A. Montgomery Ward Park

Through the combined efforts and advocacy of our 42nd Ward Aldermen, Brendan Reilly and Burton Natarus, the Chicago Park District, the A. Montgomery Ward Foundation, Friends of the Parks, River North Business Association and River North Residents Association, A. Montgomery Ward Park became a reality.  The park honors one of Chicago’s great champions of open public space and has become a much loved and popular community amenity.

The park, which is located at Erie and Kingsbury Streets, borders the north branch of the Chicago River and is home to a beautiful children’s play lot, a river edge habitat, a water taxi stop and the RNRA sponsored Taste of River North, the summer movie festival and themed family events.

Dogs are not allowed in the main park area.  There is a Dog Friendly Area (DFA) outside of the main park with a separate entrance located on Larrabee St. just north of Erie St.  The Ward Park DFA is a fenced, off-leash area for supervised dog recreation.

Help us keep A. Montgomery Ward Park a clean, safe and beautiful place in our community to play, relax and enjoy nature by volunteering to participate in our Saturday morning park clean-ups.  Work gloves, tools and trash bags are provided to all participants.  Children under the age of 18 are welcome when accompanied by a supervising adult.  Here are our 2024 dates:

April 20 – Earth Day – Registration coming soon!

Future clean up dates and registration will be posted when confirmed. Hope to see you in the Park!






Interested in joining the Parks Committee?  Click here to learn more and submit a Volunteer Application.

Below is a short video of the magnificent A Montgomery Ward Park from the Chicago Architecture Center’s river cruise. Enjoy!