525 Maple Street, Winnetka, IL 60093
Elm Street to Oak Street, Maple Street to Cedar Street
3.36 acres (Neighborhood Park)
- Assumed maintenance from Village of Winnetka in 1914
The Village Green is located east of the Central Business District of Winnetka in a residential neighborhood and serves as the location for numerous annual village events, including Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Veteran’s Day ceremonies as well as the annual Winnetka Children’s Fair. A large war memorial (cenotaph), designed in 1927 by the architect Samuel S. Otis from Winnetka, is centered on the west edge of the site. Nearby is a cannon from the Spanish American War. A playground includes a large playstructure, a tot unit, swingsets, and several benches. A stone memorial marks the spot where Dr. Martin Luther King spoke in Winnetka in 1965.