East Garfield Park

Sydney W. and Laura K.

Garfield Park Field House

The city of East Garfield Park is located on Near West Side of Chicago in Cook County. Neighborhoods near it are Fifth City, West Town, Near West Side, Humboldt Park, and Lawndale.

There are several different ethnic groups in East Garfield Park including: White, Black, American Indians, Pacific Islanders, Hispanic and Latino, and Asian. The latest figure of foreign borns in East Garfield Park was in 2009, with a count of 623.

Immigrants that settled in East Garfield Park years ago came from Ireland, Russia, Germany, and Italy.

Several of the many attractions found in East Garfield Park are: Garfield Park, Garfield Park Conservatory, and Garfield Park Fieldhouse.

East Garfield Park goes back far into history. In 1970-1980 there was extreme poverty and unemployment. It was annexed in Chicago in 1869. People rushed to East Garfield Park during the 1871 Chicago Fire.

Some fun facts about East Garfield Park are that the population taken in 2010 was 20,567 people. Another is that the Garfield Park Conservatory is one of the largest and most impressive conservatories in the United States. The city was also named after one of the United States' presidents, President Garfield. Business Week Magazine has called East Garfield Park an "up and coming neighborhood."