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Bates Park
Lincoln St & Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
Bates Park is one of three parks near the intersection of Lincoln and Ridge. Among the larger parks in northeasternMore Evanston, Bates Park features athletic fields, a playground and a fieldhouse with restrooms. Parking near this park is relatively simple due to the fact that another park is the only thing across the street.
Kamen East Park
South Blvd & Barton Ave, Evanston, IL 60202
Kamen East Park is a park in south Evanston. The park is medium-sized, featuring a large green area. One end of the parkMore has a basketball court. A baseball diamond and small playground are located on the east end of the park. The path at Kamen East Park is popular with local runners.
Channelside Park
3220 Oakton St, Skokie, IL 60076
Channelside Park is one of Evanston's westernmost parks.  Located just along the North Shore channel, the parkMore serves primarily as a launch area for kayaking and canoeing. The area around the launching docks is sculpted and beautiful. The parks service allows boaters to park and leave their cars on site while they enjoy the river. There are also two soccer fields in the park.
Leahy Park
Lincoln St & Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
Leahy Park is one of three parks near the intersection of Lincoln and Ridge. Located in a quiet part of northeasternMore Evanston, the park is popular with long distance runners from the neighborhood. The park is fairly large and features a playground, several fields and a baseball diamond. Plenty of free, on-street parking is available.
Fullerton Park
Lincoln St & Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
Fullerton Park is one of three parks near the intersection of Lincoln Street and Ridge Avenue. The smallest of theMore three, Fullerton Park is largely featureless save for a few trees and a small hill. Its secluded location and lack of parking or amenities make it a rarely visited park.
Penny Park
Lake St & Ashland Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
Penny Park is a park in central Evanston. One end of this small park features a small, gentle hill whileMore the other end features a playground. Picturesque trees line the park and there is green space between the two ends of the park. Although, there's not enough green space for any official sports fields.
Sargent Park
Reba Pl & Elmwood Ave, Evanston, IL 60202
Sargent Park is a cozy but cheerful park in a quiet residential neighborhood. There are a few benches and a playground.More It's mainly for daytime trips with children, since the park closes at 8.
Quinlan Park
Lincoln St & Pioneer Rd, Evanston, IL 60201
Quinlan Park is a small neighborhood park located in a residential area. The park is an open field and hasMore one bench. It's good as a dog park or for a quiet place to walk through or read in. Picnicking is also common at this park.
Alexander Park
Ridge Ave & Grove St, Evanston, IL 60201
Alexander Park, located in central Evanston, is a playground and park with a small play area, chess tables andMore park benches around its walkway. Since this park is nestled between Ridge and Asbury Avenues, it can often be difficult to find nearby parking.
James Park
Oakton St & Dodge Ave, Evanston, IL 60202
James Park is a very large park located in central Evanston. Largely dedicated to athletics, the park features severalMore tennis courts, two soccer fields, a few baseball diamonds and a large playground. Additionally, the park has a large, sloping hill on which runners challenge themselves in the summer, and on which sledders and skiers play in the winter. The park also has a fieldhouse with restrooms.
Eggleston Park
McCormick Blvd & Bridge St, Evanston, IL 60201
Eggleston Park is a medium-sized park in Evanston. The park features a narrow athletic field at one end and a playgroundMore at the other. The park is notable for its playground equipment: besides the usual swings and slides, there is a mini rock-climbing wall and small mountain. Like all Evanston parks, Eggleston is officially open between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Brummel Park
Brummel St & Elmwood Ave, Evanston, IL 60202

Brummel Park is a small park in a quiet residential neighborhood. Surrounded by apartment buildings, the park isMore often full of children at play. The landscaping in the park is notable: small inclines produce hills of differing variation throughout the park.

There is a small athletic field but no formal baseball diamond or soccer field.

Brummel/Richmond Park
Brummel St & Richmond St, Evanston, IL 60202
Brummel/Richmond Park is a small park located at the corner of Brummel and Richmond. The park serves the needs of theMore families in this quiet, residential area. There is a bench in the park as well as a playset, and the equipment is fairly modern and in good condition.
Currey Park
Hinman Ave & Dempster St, Evanston, IL 60202
Currey Park is a small park in central Evanston. Its main feature is a playground, and there are benches and tablesMore scattered throughout. This park is popular with parents looking to avoid the bustle and noise of larger parks.
Dawes Park
1700 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60201
Dawes Park is a small park just off the lakefront in eastern Evanston. This wedge-shaped park is somewhat empty save forMore a few trees, benches, and a well-worn running trail. This small park serves as a buffer between the busy traffic along the lakefront and the homes nearby.
Gilbert Park
Emerson St & Ashland Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
Gilbert Park is a small park in northern Evanston.  Not as serene as some of the other parks nearby, Gilbert ParkMore is nonetheless pleasant.  Featuring a picnic table, a playground, and some leafy areas, Gilbert is popular among those who live nearby.
Grey Park
Main St & Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60202
Grey Park is a medium-sized park in central Evanston. Ringed in by homes and apartments, it's a popular park withMore locals. Features include a small playground as well as an amphitheater where local theater companies perform Shakespeare in the Park during the summer months.
Kamen East Park
South Blvd & Barton Ave, Evanston, IL 60202
Kamen East Park is a park in southern Evanston. This medium-sized park has several features, including a basketballMore court and a baseball diamond. The center of the park is large, open green space, and there is a playground on the east end. The park is popular with local runners.
Lunt Park
Church St & Judson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

Lunt Park is one of several parks abutting the Evanston lakefront in this area. A small jogging path cuts through theMore park, and there are several benches here. The trees here are among the oldest and largest in Evanston.  

There is an old concrete sign on the northeast end of the park, but it has long since fallen out of use and been painted white.

Harper Park
Lake St & Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
Harper Park is a very small park in central Evanston. Easy to overlook, the park is often mistaken for a communityMore garden or grassy area. In fact, the park is dedicated to a philanthropist who was among the early settlers of the city. There is a memorial to Harper here, as well as a bench for quietly watching the city pass.
Hinman Park
641 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL 60202
Hinman Park is located in central Evanston on a quiet residential street. This park has a long pathway with benches thatMore leads back to the playground equipment and a small area with tables.
Fireman's Park
Simpson St & Maple Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
Fireman's Park is located on Simpson Street just east of Ridge Avenue. The park is dedicated to the memory of the fallenMore firefighters of Evanston, three since 1905. In the park there is a large memorial monument encircled by benches, and two playground structures with a set of swings. A small neighborhood park, Fireman's Park is perfect spot to sit and read, or or to bring kids, who will enjoy the playground equipment and large vintage fire truck on display.
Garden Park
626 Sheridan Sq, Evanston, IL 60202
Garden Park is nestled along the southern edge of Evanston. Its location on the lakefront makes for amazing views. ThereMore is beach access at this park, as well as a playground.
Thomas E. Snyder Park
Judson Ave & Kedzie St, Evanston, IL 60202
Thomas E. Snyder Park is a bustling neighborhood park, perfect for families and kids to play. It is properly called theMore "Tot Lot" because it is so child-friendly. There's a large playground, picnic tables, a water fountain, as well as bike racks. The park is located near the waterfront too, so it is a prime location.
St. Paul Park
Main St & Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60202
Located near downtown Evanston, St. Paul Park is a large park with picnic benches, a large field and playground. It's aMore great park for large groups or family gatherings. 
Ingraham Park
Asbury Ave & Leonard Pl, Evanston, IL 60201
Ingraham Park is the large, open field behind Evanston's City Hall. Largely featureless aside from a small path near theMore building, this park does not feature benches. The park offers a contemplative view from the windows of Evanston's administrative offices.