The Neighborhood Of Fuller Park
Without a doubt, Fuller Park is the tiniest of Chicago’s communities. It reaches only four blocks between the Metra and Conrail tracks, roughly from Stewart to State Streets, between Pershing Road (3900 south) and Garfield Boulevard (5500 south). Thirty years ago, when Lovie Copeland moved there, it was a nice community of frame houses filled with families. Small mom-and-pop shops along its streets hired folks from around the community.
Back then, before construction of the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94), Fuller Park was bigger by about a third. The effects of the expressway’s arrival still linger. Residents here said Fuller Park is among the city’s most forgotten communities. Located between Comiskey Park and the Dan Ryan, Fuller Park’s location gives residents attractive downtown vistas. Yet this neighborhood of nearly 4,000 residents needs jobs and housing to rebuild, and neither seem readily at hand.
Beautification of vacant lots has been the key improvement. Young people who had left the neighborhood are returning to assume the burden of rebuilding. Among the neighborhood’s assets is the Fuller Park fieldhouse, built in 1910. It stands in the green park at the south end of the community. With an auditorium and three gyms, the fieldhouse is host to youth boxing, a Head Start preschool program sponsored by Catholic Charities, and Park Kids, an after-school program that teaches arts and crafts, drama and physical education, as well as remedial tutoring and homework assistance.
Important Information For Fuller Park:
City of Chicago Vehicle Stickers
All Chicago residents driving, parking, leasing and/or owning a vehicle for which they are responsible in the City of Chicago are subject to the Chicago Wheel Tax and must purchase a Chicago City Vehicle Sticker. This includes Chicago residents that maintain their registration outside of the City of Chicago, but use the vehicle in the City. We want motorists to avoid costly tickets: You must purchase a Chicago Vehicle Sticker within 30 days of residing in the City or acquiring a new vehicle to avoid late fees and fines.
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Residential Parking Permits
Chicago’s Residential Parking Permit program is designed to restrict parking on designated residential streets during specified hours, except for the residents of that street, guests of the residents or those who provide a service to the residents. This program helps to ensure that residents of densely populated areas have reasonable access to parking near their residences. Cars parked in violation of this ordinance are ticketed.
The City of Chicago does not mess around. The city has a dillignet parking patrol staff that will ticket you if you are in a spot where a permit you don’t have is required. All spots that require permits are marked with white street signs. Please look out for them!
For more information, contact the city clerk at 312-744-6861 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We also recommend that you ask your Real Estate Agent, Leasing Agent, or Land Lord about parking permit requirements in your area.