On September 11, 2002, the Chicago Fire Department Fallen Firefighter/Paramedic Memorial Park was dedicated. The park is located at 2300 South Ft. Dearborn Drive. It is the land adjacent to McCormick Place Lakeside Center on Chicago’s beautiful lakefront.
The park is a meaningful and lasting tribute to our loved ones who made the supreme sacrifice. The park contains significant granite entrance pieces at both the north and south approaches on the walking path. The focal point is a teardrop shaped memorial plaza that contains paver bricks engraved with the names of the fallen, dating back to 1857. Also, in the plaza is a bell shaped granite memorial that reads;
Dedicated To The Honor, Courage, Sacrifice
of the Chicago Fire Department
Fallen Firefighters and Paramedics
This 11th Day of September 2002
Chicago Fire Department
and theGold Badge Society