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 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]

Riis Park is known to be the birthplace of The Good Looking Guys Club or as they have come to be known since the early 1980s The GLGC. The GLGC is made up mostly of sets of brothers who grew up protecting and defending their neighborhood but most importantly to them, each other. Many of the founding members are now in their 50's and yes, they are all still very good looking.