Washington Park is a community area on the South Side of Chicago which includes the 372 acre park of the same name,stretching east-west from Cottage Grove Avenue to the Dan Ryan Expressway, and north-south from 51st Street to 63rd. It is home to the DuSable Museum of African American History. It is in Cook County with a population of 10,969. Named after America’s first president, Washington Park is a residential area sporting a park of the same name. The park itself includes Washington Park Arboretum, Lorado Taft's Fountain of Time sculpture, the prestigious DuSable Museum of African American History, and regular softball league games. It's also home to one of Chicago’s oldest L stations and the diner-style Currency Exchange Cafe. There's no shortage of activities in Washington Park. Pay a visit to world-famous DuSable Museum of African American History and spend the day immersed in history. Then walk over to the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago. Washington Park is a perfect place to spend warm, sunny days kicking a ball around, visiting the fountains or just going for a leisurely walk.