Riis Park (Chicago)

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Riis, Jacob A., Park
Jacob A Riis Park Fieldhouse.jpg
The park's fieldhouse
Riis Park (Chicago) is located in Illinois
Riis Park (Chicago)
Location 6100 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates 41°55′33″N 87°46′44″W / 41.92583°N 87.77889°W / 41.92583; -87.77889Coordinates: 41°55′33″N 87°46′44″W / 41.92583°N 87.77889°W / 41.92583; -87.77889
Area 56.8 acres (23.0 ha)
Governing body Local
MPS Chicago Park District MPS
NRHP Reference # 95000483[1]
Added to NRHP April 20, 1995

Riis Park is a 56-acre park in on Chicago's Northwest Side in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood.[2] The park is named for Jacob Riis, a famous New York City muckraker journalist and photographer who documented the plight of the poor and working class.

The park was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[1]