Dunbar Park

Chicago, Illinois

Named for poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, Dunbar Park is a 20-acre regional park on the South Side of Chicago that was in need of updates for a growing neighborhood. Improvements include a renovated playground, a splashpad feature, an amphitheater, a plaza, both a sloped and passive reading lawn, and formal gardens. The central plaza features an inscription from Dunbar’s 1913 poem “Dreams” and a statue of the poet.


  • Planning
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Construction Services
  • Entitlements/Zoning
  • 3D Visualization


  • 2012 American Society of Landscape Architects, Illinois Chapter, Merit Award, Design Category


  • Amphitheater
  • Community Garden
  • Event Space
  • Restoration
  • Signage/Monumentation
  • Splashpad