Did you know that there's a Wizard of Oz park in Illinois?

I stumbled upon and article by ABC7 that shared about a park that was made in honor of the Wizard of Oz.

This special park is nestled in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago at 2021 N. Burling Street.

Oz Park was made in tribute to the author, L. Frank Baum, for his writing of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" while he lived in Chicago in 1900.

More than a century later the city created this Oz themed park to pay homage to the author and the fun children's story that we all know and love.

The corners of the park are adorned with statues of Dorothy with Toto, The Tin Man, Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion. "Visitors can also explore "The Emerald Garden" and "Dorothy's Playlot," named for Baum's character and Dorothy Melamerson, a retired local school teacher who helped pay for park improvements."

The park is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. for the public to enjoy.

Wow! I had no idea about any of this.

I'm kind of curious about it. I kind of want to go see it.

Click here for the link to their website or visit their Facebook page: Oz Park.






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