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The Plan of Chicago
Chicago in 1909
Planning Before the Plan
Antecedents and Inspirations
The City the Planners Saw
The Plan of Chicago
The Plan Comes Together
Creating the Plan
Reading the Plan
A Living Document
Stanford Park Playground
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Stanford Park (which no longer exists) was one of the first small neighborhood parks with recreational facilities. It was constructed in 1907 by the West Park Commission. As this photograph indicates, these playgrounds proved very popular, which soon led to the authorization of additional similar parks.