Chicago Sights

Ping Tom Memorial Park

  • 1700 S. Wentworth Ave. Map It
  • Chinatown
  • Park/Playground

Published 08/31/2015

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Four pillars carved with dragon designs adorn the entrance of this beautifully landscaped park, which is named for Chinatown's most renowned civic leader. Wedged within the shadows of railroad tracks and highways, its 12 serene riverside acres include a children's playground, winding walking trails, a fieldhouse, and a boathouse (kayak rentals are available at the last of these in summer). A large yellow-and-red pagoda provides good views of the looming Chicago skyline to the north; April through September, you can also board a water taxi here for a scenic—and cost-effective—ride to the Loop.

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1700 S. Wentworth Ave., Chicago, Illinois, 60616, USA

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  • Free
  • Daily 6 am–11 pm

Published 08/31/2015


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