Randolph Tot Lot
Playground Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Randolph Tot Lot, a charming park nestled on a quiet stretch along Randolph Street, is comprised of two distinct sections divided by an alley. The active tot lot for ages 2-5 with its popular train feature, is on the west side while the peaceful east side provides a passive area to enjoy lunch or partake in a game of chess.
The parcel occupied by Randolph Tot Lot and the adjacent open parcel to the east at Randolph and Oak Park Avenue were acquired by Village of Oak Park in 1924. Randolph Tot Lot was conveyed to the Park District by quit-claim deed in 2006 and the property to the east was transferred in 2009, doubling the size of the park. This land and other similar strips along Randolph Street were set aside for rail stations along the “Dummy line railroad” into Chicago that was never developed. Improvements to this park were made in 2010, including replacement of the playground equipment.