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Our Community

Public Safety

Alderman Waguespack is committed to keeping our ward safe while moving forward with the reforms needed to improve the Chicago Police Department. There are three police districts and 9 Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) Beats in the 32nd Ward. Staff from the ward office regularly attend CAPS meetings in our community and are in constant contact with the police districts. Please communicate any community safety related concerns you may have to our office or directly to the CAPS offices. We encourage you to sign up for our newsletter, as this is the fastest way for you to receive updates and alerts regarding police issues. It takes a combined effort of residents, police, and your government to address crime issues and find solutions. We are dedicated to facilitating the communication necessary to ensure that effort results in a safer and improved community for all of us.

Public Safety

Police Districts

14th District

Commander Melinda Linas

2150 N California Ave.

Chicago, IL 60647

Phone: (312) 744-1261

Fax: (312) 744-2422

18th District

Commander Michael Barz
1160 N Larrabee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: (312) 742-5870
Fax: (312) 742-5771

19th District

Commander Amin Jessani
850 W Addison Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613
Phone: (312) 744-0064
Fax: (312) 744-4481

Safety Tips & Police Information

When it comes to public safety, it’s important to get involved. Here’s how you can do it.

 Attend your CAPS meeting

We strongly encourage residents to attend their CAPS meetings where you can get to know the police officers that patrol your beat and relay your concerns directly to them. This is the best way to discuss police issues that are important to you and to learn about what officers are doing to keep you safe. Click here to find your beat. Beat meetings for the year are listed on the calendar.

Illinois Centennial Memorial by Raf Winterpacht


The 32nd Ward is home to many great open spaces, including the Bloomingdale Trail. The Bloomingdale Trail, also known as The 606, is an elevated city park running 2.7 miles from Ashland to Ridgeway along Bloomingdale Avenue. It was formally an abandoned railroad.

Neighbors throughout several communities, including Bucktown, Humboldt Park, Logan Square, and Wicker Park created the Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail.  The trail can be used for running, biking, and walking and communities host a variety of events throughout the year. For events and more information, click here. Click here for the trail map.


Chi Che Wang Playlot Park (c/o Hamlin Park)

1762 W Diversey Pkwy. (Map it)
Phone: (312) 742-7785

Fellger Playlot Park (c/o Hamlin Park)

2000 W Belmont Ave. (Map it)
Phone: (312) 742-7785

Park No. 529 (c/o Holstein Park)

2155 W Wabansia (Map it)
Phone: (312) 742-7554

Senior Citizens Memorial Playlot Park (c/o Holstein Park)

2238 N Oakley Ave. (Map it)
Phone: (312) 742-7554

Walsh Park 

1722 N Ashland Ave (Map it)
Phone: (312) 742-4622

Churchill Field Playlot Park (c/o Holstein Park)

1825 N Damen Ave. (Map it)
Phone: (312) 742-7554

Hamlin Park

3035 N Hoyne Ave. (Map it)
Phone: (312) 742-7785

Park 567 (c/o Holstein Park)

1805 N Milwaukee Ave. (Map it)
Phone: (312) 742-7554

Wieboldt Playlot Park (c/o Hamlin Park)

1747 W Nelson St. (Map it)
Phone: (312) 742-7785

South Lakeview Playground Park (c/o Hamlin Park)

1300 W Wolfram St. (Map it)
Phone: (312) 742-7785

Wrightwood Park

2534 N Greenview Ave. (Map it)
Phone: (312) 742-7816

Erhler Playlot Park (c/o Holstein Park)

2230 W Cortland St. (Map it)
Phone: (312) 742-7554

Holstein Park

2200 N Oakley Ave. (Map it)
Phone: (312) 742-7554

Schaefer Playlot Park (c/o Wrightwood Park)

2415 N Marshfield Ave. (Map it)
Phone: (312) 742-7816

Supera Park (c/o Wrightwood Park)

2522 N Racine Ave. (Map it)
Phone: (312) 742-7816

Logan Square by Raf Winterpacht
Darwin School by Raf Winterpacht

Dog Parks

The City of Chicago has a variety of dog friendly areas and parks throughout the city, where dogs are allowed to be off-leash free to play and run. The owner or other person bringing any dog to a dog friendly area or dog park must have a permit and tag issued by a participating veterinarian for each dog. Dogs are not allowed off leash in playlots or other parks, nor on the sidewalk. 

The following dog parks are in or near the 32nd Ward:
Churchill Park – 1825 N Damen
Hamlin Park – 3035 N Hoyne
Park No. 556 – 2529 W Logan Blvd
Walsh Park – 1722 N Ashland
Wicker Park – 1425 N Damen

Quick Links

Dog Friendly Area FAQ

How to Create a Dog Park
Dog License Information
Department of Animal Care and Control Website

Chicago Park District Website- Dog Friendly Areas Info


Grade Schools

Alphonsus Academy & Center for the Arts

1439 W Wellington Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: (773) 348-4629

Saint Luke Academy

1500 W. Belmont Ave.

Chicago, IL 60647

(773) 472-3837

Darwin Elementary School

3116 West Belden Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 534-4110

Jahn Elementary School

3149 N Wolcott Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 534-5500‎

Prescott Elementary School

1632 W Wrightwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 534-5505

Alexander Graham Bell School

3730 N Oakley Ave.

Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773) 534-5150

Burr Elementary School

1621 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 534-4090

Drummond Elementary School

1845 W Cortland St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 534-4120

Tubman Elementary School

2851 N. Seminary
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 534-5725

John James Audubon Elementary School

3500 N Hoyne Ave.

Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773) 534-5470

St. Mary of the Angels School

1810 N Hermitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 486-0119

Burley Elementary School

1630 W Barry Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 534-5475

CICS Bucktown

2235 North Hamilton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 645-3321

Hamilton Elementary School

1650 W Cornelia Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 534-5484

Mayer School

2250 N Clifton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 534-5535

Pulaski International School

2230 W McLean Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 534-4391

High Schools

Alcott High School

2957 N. Hoyne Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 534-5970

Lincoln Park High School

2001 N. Orchard St.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 534-8130

Carl Schurz High School

3601 N Milwaukee Ave.

Chicago, IL 60641
(773) 534-3420

Roberto Clemente Community Academy

1147 N Western Ave.

Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 534-4000

Lake View High School

4015 N Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 534-5440

William H. Wells Community Academy High School

936 N Ashland Ave.

Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 534-7010

Neighborhood Groups

The 32nd ward neighborhoods each have their own unique voice. If you live in any of the following neighborhoods, consider joining the local neighborhood group, park advisory committee, or local school council (LSC). We work closely with the neighborhood groups to share information, make zoning decisions, liquor licensing issues, and legislation among other things. 

If you own a local business, you can find specific Chambers of Commerce here.


Bucktown Community Organization 
1658 N Milwaukee Ave., PO Box 520
Chicago, IL 60647

Neighborhood Groups

Senior Satellite Centers

West Town/Logan Square

1615 W. Chicago Avenue 60622
(312) 743-1016

North Center

4040 N. Oakley Chicago, IL 60618 
(312) 744-4015

Senior Services

Senior Legal Assistance

Illinois Department on Aging

(800) 252-8966


Chicago Department on Aging

(312) 751-8534

Cook County Free and Affordable Legal Help

Center for Disability & Elder Law

(312) 376-1880


CBA Senior Citizens Will Program
(312) 554-2001


Chicago Legal Clinic

(773) 731-1762


Chicago Volunteer Legal Services

(312) 332-1624


Legal Aid Society of Metro. Family Services

(312) 986-4200

Lathrop Apartment for the Elderly

2717 N. Damen Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 681-7204

Senior Homes

Belmont Nursing Home

1936 W. Belmont Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 525 7176

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