Parks in Chicago

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Parks in Chicago

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  • Sparklemn
    Minneapolis, MN29 contributions
    The Bean and the face fountains are well with a visit. There are lots of other little art works scattered throughout the area. It would be fun to attend a concert at the amphitheater sometime. The restrooms were amazingly clean given it’s a public park. We had fun spending a few hours here in the morning while in town.
    Written 18 August 2022
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  • janettoli
    New York City, NY169 contributions
    We took the bus here to visit the zoo. Well worth the trip if you have the time. Easy walk thru the grounds, lots of animals for the kids and adults.
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • dese2
    Auburn, NY2,384 contributions
    I walked through the park one evening as I was exploring. What a great attraction. I entered the park via the BP Pedestrian Bridge by architect Gehry. There was one-way traffic on the bridge into the park. I exited on Randolph Street
    There is ice skating and wall climbing. Both were closed when I was there.
    The park also offers a playground and gardens.
    And there are lots of benches for rest and watching folks walk by.
    Written 1 August 2022
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  • MrsPsPicks
    Butler, PA346 contributions
    Lovely open space filled-but not crowded-with all kinds of people. Looks like something g to keep everyone e retrained. We strolled through the rose gardens.
    Written 17 July 2022
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  • Marina M
    Miami, FL212 contributions
    Very cute park. Not very large but good for a short walk. Perfect for families. Very close to shopping and restaurants.
    Written 18 December 2020
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  • psudino
    Weehawken, NJ3,731 contributions
    This is a quiet park just north of Navy Pier. The one thing that I really noticed was how quiet it was. Unless you look to the west and see all the buildings it is possible to forget you are in a big city. The park is green, as nice well maintained trails and is just a nice tranquil place.
    Written 13 June 2022
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  • Emily W
    1 contribution
    Wonderful community-run park with agility options, cooling pools and mist stations, and first aide! Plus the ability to section off half of the park if you have dogs with mismatched temperament. I have never been to a better dog park in the city of Chicago. Absolutely worth the trip to Hyde Park if you're not from the neighborhood
    Written 18 July 2021
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  • brmusicman
    Chicago, IL2,856 contributions
    We have a tradition with neighbors to spend one day a month exploring a new neighborhood in Chicago. It was Humboldt Park's turn, and the main attraction on a lovely late summer/early fall day was Humboldt Park itself! Definitely worth exploring. The park is HUGE and had several beautiful pavilions and vistas. It was a great place to walk, catch-up, and see Chicago in-action.

    Spend some time in the field house; it's architecture is beautiful and there's some neat features inside. The pavilion is also gorgeous, with nice views of the water and families having fun in the park. There are several statues throughout the park, including one of the namesake (a German who made important contributions to science). We also enjoyed reading some online history about the park and its surrounding neighborhood--it's played big roles in the history of Chicago's significant Polish and Puerto Rican communities. The crowd in the park during our visit was diverse--great to see families out enjoying a great city's parks on a beautiful day.
    Written 20 February 2019
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  • dmbia
    Iowa280 contributions
    This park is often overlooked by tourists. It's not far at all from the Metra Electric line and also easy to get to by bus. There are pleasant walks along the Lake Michigan shoreline and a nice beach as well. There are free public restrooms at the beach. The approach from neighborhood streets could be improved, as the underpasses for Lake Shore Drive can be a bit intimidating.
    Written 4 August 2022
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  • Neta_Avivi
    Tel Aviv, Israel3,546 contributions
    Small and cute park in Chinatown, right by the Chicago Water Taxi station (which is a fun way to get from Chinatown to the downtown area). It is great to sit, relax and look at the river and the beautiful city skyline.
    Written 28 September 2019
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  • psudino
    Weehawken, NJ3,731 contributions
    This park is surrounded by highrises and is located just North of Millennium Park. I was walking back to my hotel and decided to take a detour through this park. The first thing that I noticed was how quiet it was. I suppose the tall buildings blocked the sounds of Lakeshore and Columbus, and effects were very peaceful.

    The lawns and paths were exceptionally well maintained. The buildings surrounding the area are clean and colorful and the Radisson is especially interesting. This can be a very peaceful place in the middle of the city.

    Since I was walking towards the DuSable Bridge I walked northwest in the park. To my surprise there was an intriguing staircase to get you to the main level. You can see in my picture that there is a garden in the center of a rather large circular staircase in which aesthetics was clearly on the mind of the designer.

    Overall, a very nice experience.
    Written 13 June 2022
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL7,743 contributions
    Promontory Point on Chicago's South Side has been known in recent years as the site of Barack and Michelle Obama's first kiss. But it's much more than that. Its view of Lake Michigan and Chicago's skyline may not be as scenic as the view from North Avenue Beach but it is an attractive piece of landscape. Located at 55th Street in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, Promontory Point or The Point is a man-made peninsula jutting into Lake Michigan that was opened to the public in 1937. It was constructed from landfill and by the late 1930s was protected by a seawall or revetment that consists of limestone blocks arranged in a series of four steps leading to a promenade. The 12-acre peninsula, which contains a fieldhouse and was a popular destination for swimmers, sunbathers and windsurfers in the pre-pandemic period, can be accessed by the Lakefront Trail and a tunnel which passes under South Lake Shore Drive at the east end of 55th street, in the shadow of the Museum of Science and Industry. With its view of Navy Pier and Chicago's skyline and Lake Michigan, and the presence of stone sitting rings or fire pits that date to 1938, Promontory Point is a popular wedding and corporate event location and an area for family picnics. And first kisses.
    Written 28 October 2020
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  • Christina B
    Louisiana2,488 contributions
    A great stop while in Millennium Park. Easy to find with lots of benches to rest if needed. Very clean and well maintained area. Beautiful fountain as well.
    Written 12 July 2022
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  • April N
    Phoenix, AZ122 contributions
    ...the bathrooms are atrocious! Guess that's a good thing though as opposed to folks using the lake as a bathroom right? The lake water is clean. Beach was somewhat clean until people started leaving and not picking up their trash.

    Parking in the lot right in front of the beach is not free. It's $2 per hour. I thought parking was free adjacent the lot but as I was going to put more money on my sticker I saw at least 15 cars with tickets. So if you are paying to park I suggest you keep up with the time or pay for all day which is just as much as if you paid to park at North Ave. Beach in a lot.

    Plenty of shade and picnic areas. You can grill. There are also vendors selling tacos, corn (elotes), cotton candy, etc. Lifeguards on duty until about 7pm. Swim at your own risk after that.
    Written 12 July 2017
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  • Cynthia K
    Westville, IN2,989 contributions
    We went to Christkindlmarket this year. Same booths. I like looking, but things are pretty expensive. We went on a Tue afternoon & it wasn't too crowded. Definitely a place to skip on the weekends if you hate crowds.
    Hot chocolate, a small cookie & a decorative mug & I was done.
    Written 7 December 2021
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