Parks in Chicago

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Grant Park / Millennium Park  - Culture | Outdoor Activity | Park in Chicago.

Party Earth Review Like most outdoor spaces in Chicago, Grant Park is mostly neglected until the summer rolls around and city dwellers once again emerge from their wintry dens, crack open a dusty bottle of Coppertone, and revel in the warmth of the sun. Visitors looking for a cool-down can wade through the reflecting pool at Crown Fountain ... more

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Between South Michigan Avenue to Lake Michigan and East Roosevelt Road to East Randolph Street.

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Lincoln Park - Beach | Culture | Outdoor Activity | Park in Chicago.

Party Earth Review Unlike its often status-conscious namesake neighborhood, Lincoln Park itself is a serene escape from the bustling city, providing access to a host of sandy beaches, cultural events, outdoor theater, water activities, and wide open spaces. Spanning nearly six miles, the park runs through the neighborhoods of Lincoln Park ... more

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2045 Lincoln Park West
(address of Lincoln Park Cultural Center)
Chicago, IL 60610

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Chicago Parks Overview

Grant Park / Millennium Park  - Culture | Outdoor Activity | Park in Chicago

When people think of the landscape of the Windy City, they probably have skyscrapers in mind. However, there are more than 500 parks in Chicago, and whenever it warms up, the parks provide the city’s residents with the perfect outlets for sunbathing, picnicking, bike riding, and any number of outdoor activities.

The biggest, and perhaps most well-known of all Chicago parks is Lincoln Park. The park is home to sandy beaches, six miles of green spaces, kayaking, a golf course, restaurants, cafés, bars, the zoo, jogging and biking paths, a museum, and a massive lake. It’s safe to say that unless you hate being outdoors, you’ll find something to do at Lincoln Park.

The other most popular parks in Chicago are without question Grant and Millennium Park. Technically two separate spaces but connected on the north side when Millennium was added in 2004, the parks are also home to beaches, massive art displays, concert halls, and festivals. The most popular festivals that take place in the park are Lollapalooza, the Chicago Blues Festival, and Taste of Chicago.

Beyond the biggest green areas, there are 500 other places for Chicago denizens to relax or find something to do outside. One of the main outdoor attractions is the Navy Pier, which has been dubbed Chicago’s ‘lakefront playground’ and is home to an amusement park, theaters, bars, restaurants, cafés, and more.

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