The Chicago Park District Offers Year-Round Fun

Chicago skyline from the BP Pedestrian Bridge which connects Millenium Park to Maggie Daley Park. The bridge was designed by Frank Gehry. Chicago Park District

With Botanic conservatories, hundreds of parks, and nearly a dozen museums, the Chicago Park District offers plenty of year-round fun. At more than 8,800 acres, it’s one of the largest park districts in the country.

Here are a few of our favorite highlights:

Maggie Daley Park

Nestled near the Lake Michigan shoreline, Maggie Daley Park is set among grassy hills and valleys. It offers picturesque views of Chicago’s iconic skyscrapers and features tennis courts, miniature golf, a climbing wall, and so much more.

Adler Planetarium

The Adler Planetarium is a premier resource for inspiring the next generation of space explorers. Established in 1930, it’s the oldest planetarium in the United States. Since opening, millions of people have walked through the doors.

All of the programs are based on credible science and educational research, and the fascinating shows include Welcome to the UniverseCosmic Wonder, and Planet Nine. Throughout the year, the planetarium also offers interesting events such as Adler After Dark.

Garfield Park Conservatory 

Known for transporting visitors to another place and time, the Garfield Park Conservatory is one of the country’s largest botanic conservatories. It features eight indoor display gardens as well as over ten acres of lush outdoor gardens. This is the perfect spot to enjoy a few hours of tranquility.

One of the highlights is the Fern Room which demonstrates what the city may have looked like in prehistoric times. It was created by Jens Jensen who designed the conservatory in the early 1900s, and it comes complete with dozens of ferns and rocky outcroppings.

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