Top 5 Best Parks in Chicago


Parks in Chicago

Millennium Park

Discover a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions, tours, and family activities. In Millennium Park, you’ll find a new kind of town square – a lively, spectacular gathering spot located in the heart of the city and a destination for Chicagoans and visitors alike.
Address: 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602
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Phone:+1 312-742-1168
Hours:
Sunday 8AM–11PM
Monday 8AM–11PM
Tuesday 8AM–11PM
Wednesday 8AM–11PM
Thursday 8AM–11PM
Friday 8AM–11PM
Saturday 8AM–11PM

Oz Park

Located in the Lincoln Park community, parents gather with their preschoolers at Oz Park to enjoy the park which celebrates “The Wizard of Oz” theme. “Dorothy’s Playlot” is filled with play equipment for the little ones to climb, swing, and run. In the “Emerald Garden”, families can enjoy a leisurely afternoon among the beautiful flowers. Take a stroll through the park and you’ll be greeted by statues of the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and everyone’s favorite, Dorothy & Toto. Organized activities for children include soccer and t-ball.
Address: 2021 N Burling St, Chicago, IL 60614
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Phone:+1 312-742-7898
Park Hours:
Sunday 6AM–11PM
Monday 6AM–11PM
Tuesday 6AM–11PM
Wednesday 6AM–11PM
Thursday 6AM–11PM
Friday 6AM–11PM
Saturday 6AM–11PM
Fieldhouse Hours:
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
Monday: 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Tuesday-Thursday: 5:30 PM-9:30 PM
Friday: 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

Dvorak Park

Located in the Lower West side community area and Pilsen neighborhood, Dvorak Park totals 5.63 acres. Inside, the park features an auditorium, two gymnasiums, a computer room, an art room, meeting rooms and a kitchen. Outdoors, Dvorak Park offers a swimming pool, baseball fields, an athletic field for football and soccer, a playground and a picnic area. The park serves as the site for many community festivals including, Mexican Independence Day and Fiesta Del Sol. Young park-goers can play baseball and seasonal sports at the facility.
Address: 1119 W Cullerton St, Chicago, IL 60608
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Phone:+1 312-746-5083
Park Hours:
Sunday 6AM–9PM
Monday 6AM–9PM
Tuesday 6AM–9PM
Wednesday 6AM–9PM
Thursday 6AM–9PM
Friday 6AM–9PM
Saturday 6AM–9PM
Fieldhouse Hours:
Sunday: Closed
Monday-Friday: 8:00AM – 9:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Armstrong Park

Address: 4433 S St Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60653
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Phone:+1 312-747-7138
Hours:
Sunday 6AM–11PM
Monday 6AM–11PM
Tuesday 6AM–11PM
Wednesday 6AM–11PM
Thursday 6AM–11PM
Friday 6AM–11PM
Saturday 6AM–11PM

Columbus Park

Located in the Austin Community, Columbus Park totals 135.12 acres. The park’s field house features a fitness center, two gymnasiums, three kitchens, meeting rooms, a senior center and a banquet room. Outside, the park offers a nature area, a boundless children’s accessible playground with an interactive water feature, a bicycle path, a jogging path, a pavilion and a 9-hole golf course. Columbus is also a multi-faceted recreation park with an outdoor swimming pool, fishing lagoon, baseball fields and athletic fields for football and soccer and basketball courts. The beautiful Refectory Building sits on the northern end of park’s grounds and is a popular destination for weddings and special events.
Address: 500 S Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60644
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Phone:+1 773-287-7641
Hours:
Sunday 6AM–11PM
Monday 6AM–11PM
Tuesday 6AM–11PM
Wednesday 6AM–11PM
Thursday 6AM–11PM
Friday 6AM–11PM
Saturday 6AM–11PM
Fieldhouse Hours:
Saturday-Sunday: 10:00AM-6:00PM
Monday-Friday: 8:00AM-9:00PM

Grant Park

Proudly referred to as Chicago’s “front yard,” Grant Park is a public park, 319 acres located in Chicago’s central business district in the Loop Community area. Grant Park’s most notable features include Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum Campus. Named for United States President and Civil War General, Ulysses S. Grant, Grant Park was developed as one of Chicago’s first parks and expanded through land reclamation. The park was the focus of several disputes in the late 1800s and early 1900s over open space use. It is bordered on the north by Randolph Street, on the south by Roosevelt Road, on the west by Michigan Avenue and on the east by Lake Michigan. The park contains performance venues, gardens, art work, sporting, and harbor facilities. It hosts public gatherings, and several large annual events.
Address: 337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
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Phone:+1 312-742-3918
Hours:
Sunday 6AM–11PM
Monday 6AM–11PM
Tuesday 6AM–11PM
Wednesday 6AM–11PM
Thursday 6AM–11PM
Friday 6AM–11PM
Saturday 6AM–11PM