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Help us put on events and make the neighborhood a better place.

The Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association (GIPNA) is a group of civic-minded individuals who believe a unified community that faces modern challenges can affect real, lasting change.

Our mission statement makes it clear: GIPNA is dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in the Independence Park community by involving, informing, and encouraging people to participate in matters relating to the community, and by protecting the historical, social, cultural, and architectural character of the neighborhood.

Independence Park is a diverse, family-oriented community on Chicago’s Northwest Side. Situated along Irving Park Road near the Kennedy Expressway, Independence Park is conveniently located between downtown Chicago and O’Hare Airport along the Metra route and CTA Blue Line. 

The Independence Park neighborhood was originally established in the 1800s, and it retains the vintage character of oversize lots, mature trees, and generously sized homes in a variety of period styles. These attributes are what gives Independence Park its unique character and make it such a tranquil city neighborhood in which to live.

The Independence Park community is home to a number of entities and organizations, including the John B. Murphy Academy of Arts and Sciences, Athletic Field Park, and Independence Park. Numerous civic groups contribute to a sense of community involvement, including the Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association, the Athletic Field Park Advisory Council, the Independence Park Advisory Council, and several clubs devoted to books, gardening, and athletics.

Special thanks to the following individuals for supplying photographs used on this site: Joel Contreras, David Dumo, John Aitken, Heather Aitken, Steve McFadden, Shirley Steiner, and the Chicago Park District.

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