Washington Park

Located on Chicago’s South Side, Washington Park was named for President George Washington and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Du Sable Museum of African-American History, the Lorado Taft Sculpture, the Fountain of Time, and The architecturally significant Richard L. Jones National Guard armory are all located inside the park’s boundaries. The park hosts the largest sixteen-inch softball league in the country with teams playing on thirteen diamonds. The park has also hosted a number of ASA qualifying tournaments, the Claude Rhodes Tournaments, the Black American Softball Tournaments, and in 2006 it hosted the Gay Games Softball Cultural Festival.