Marcus DeBack Playground is located at 2461 N. 55th St.

In 1996, Wright Street Playground was renamed for Marcus DeBack, a nine year old boy and innocent bystander who was shot and killed on the playground in 1995 while protecting another child.

 

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Recent Press Releases Referencing Marcus DeBack Playground

Rebuilt DeBack Playground wins Mayor’s Design Award

It features a 90-foot zipline, walking track, fitness equipment, permeable pavement basketball courts, challenging toddler elements, and a 10-foot tall rope dome.