"Chicago parks" Lincoln Park Beach Tip by goingsolo

Lincoln Park Beach, Chicago: 6 reviews and 9 photos

by goingsolo

Chicago's public park system is another one of the city's treasures. There are over 500 parks in the Chicago parks district and many of these are located within the city and its subrubs. The downtown parks are perfectly situated to provide for fantastic photo opportunities of the landscaped grounds and the city's buildings in the background. Chicago's parks are well maintained and have great jogging trails and facilities.

Lincoln Park is one of Chicago's largest parks and the place where you'll find the free zoo. Walking through the grounds of this park is a real treat. You'll come upon sculptures, ponds and beautiful views of the city.

I took an early morning walk through Lincoln Park while the entire city was participating in Bike the Drive along Lakeshore Drive, or, at least, it seemed that way. It was such a peaceful contrast to the congestion along Michigan Avenue and the crowds at the museums. And the early morning sunshine, which later became covered with clouds as Chicago is wont to do, created perfect photo opportunities, such as this one.

For more information on these and other parks, visit chicagoparkdistrict.com

Address: 1600 N Lake Shore Dr
Phone: 1 312-742-5121
Website: http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com

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  • Updated Jun 8, 2005
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