Victory Park

This four-acre parcel of land that was set aside as a community park space by the Board of Park Commissioners in 1919.

It was originally called Greenwood Park, but its name was changed early on to Victory Park, in commemoration of World War I.   

The spot upon which Victory Park would be created, was noted for its magnificent trees, including gum, oak, Osage Orange and elm. Plans for the park were drawn in 1923 by the Olmsted Brothers, successor firm to the Father of American Landscape Architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted.

Befitting the Olmsted ideal of providing green space as a form of respite from the chaos of urban life, Victory Park has historically been the site for band concerts, plays, and gathering space for choral groups, as well as a place for active and passive play.

Since its inception, this greenspace has been a focal point and a source of community pride for the surrounding neighborhood.

Key Features & Amenities

  • Ballfield
  • Basketball
  • Grill
  • Lodge
  • Picnic Table
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sprayground
  • Walking
Fred Facts
Olmsted believed all people would meet and mingle in parks, thus overcoming the barriers of class and wealth.

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