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When to Go:
Spring, Holidays

Seasonal Information:
Open Year-Round

Important Information:
Dog friendly park

Quick Facts

  • Wicker Park Chicago near Bucktown is a dog friendly Chicago park on the West Side.
  • There is a playground, baseball field and basketball court at Wicker Park Chicago IL.
  • A Summer movie series is featured in July and August at this favorite Chicago park.

Address:
1425 N. Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
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User Average Review

Overall:
3.75
Location:
4
Information:
2.5
Fun Factor:
3.5

Based on 2 reviews

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Tour Review : Wicker Park


Jason Bushey

Joined: April 2011

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Overall:
3.35
Location:
4
Information:
2
Fun Factor:
4

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 11/11

Went with:

The tour was:

Wicker Park - Tiny Park, Big Character

Wicker Park - the actual Wicker Park - is pretty tiny. However, it does serve its purpose as a nice little green-space surrounded by one of the cooler neighborhoods in Chicago. There are a bunch of trees, a couple of benches and, well, not much else. However, there's a whole lot going on in the neighborhood of Wicker Park.

One of my friends who is from Chicago and currently lives near the neighborhood described Wicker Park as a "young, hipster neighborhood." My guess is that, once college kids graduate from DePaul, they move from Lincoln Park to Wicker Park. (Obviously, I'm generalizing here.)

The Wicker Park/Bucktown area was one of the highlights of my trip to Chicago; there are tons of restaurants, some really fun bars and everyone I encountered was really kind and polite. (Then again, this was my experience throughout Chicago.) I also couldn't help but notice how clean Wicker Park is, and the neighborhood is similar to Lincoln Park in that there are tons of brick buildings and lots of trees. It actually reminded me quite a bit of New England - Boston in particular.

I would definitely set aside an evening in Wicker Park when visiting Chicago. You won't be disappointed by the selection of nightlife options in the area, and the vibe of the city is friendly and "up-and-coming" - at least that's the impression I got.

Tour Review : Wicker Park


Joey McCoy

Joined: August 2011

xxx.xxx.244.242

Overall:
3.35
Location:
4
Information:
3
Fun Factor:
3

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 9/11

Went with:

The tour was:

Wicker Park Chicago - A Great Park to Hang Out and Chill

Wicker Park is a quaint little park tucked away inside an adorable neighborhood. I really do love the Wicker Park neighborhood. It’s very young and lively with tons of bars and restaurants down Milwaukee Street. All the houses are beautiful, red brick homes with tree lined streets.

But back to the park. It’s a smaller park, but great for hanging out, taking a stroll or walking the dog. There’s always people hanging out here, but not too many. It’s a pretty relaxing place to chill. There’s a playground, a nice fountain and even chess board tables. It has a really good, laid back atmosphere here. Nice park to hang out during the day.

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Summary

Features: Wicker Park Chicago was established in 1870 by the brothers Charles and Joel Wicker. Four acres of charming natural beauty, this pet friendly Chicago park is one of the most popular parks in Chicago, and has provided tourists and locals with a small green oasis in the West Side of Chicago.  

Why We Go: Wicker Park Chicago IL has a small playground for kids, and a baseball diamond perfect for a pick-up game or just throwing the ball around.

  • Dog Friendly: Wicker Park Chicago is a dog friendly Chicago park, so feel free to bring your furry friend along for a little exercise in their spacious field.
  • Family Fun: Your kids can burn a little energy in Bucktown Wicker Park on their playground, and cool off on a hot Summer day in their convenient Spraypool.
  • Nearby Attractions: Chicago attractions close to Wicker Park Chicago IL include the popular Chopin Theatre, and the popular Double Door Chicago music venue nearby plays some of the best live music in Chicago nearly every night.  

Inside Knowledge: Each Summer, Wicker Park Chicago participates in the Movies in the Parks series, which shows modern classics for most ages and backgrounds starting around dusk. Check the Chicago events schedule to find out which movies will be played at this popular Chicago attraction.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Bring Your Glove: Grab your baseball glove and flash a little leather on the diamond at Wicker Park Chicago IL.
  • Do Eat Nearby: Chicago restaurants close to Wicker Park Chicago IL include the popular Smoke Daddy BBQ Restaurant Chicago, and there are a number of great Chicago cafes if you're jonesing for a coffee or small snack.  
  • Don't Forget Sunscreen: There are a few shaded areas at this Chicago park near Bucktown, but you'll still want to pack sunscreen for yourself and the little ones when you visit Wicker Park Chicago.
  • Don't Drink: Alcohol is prohibited at this family friendly Chicago attraction, but there are plenty of great Chicago bars close by. 

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Tour Review : Wicker Park


Joey McCoy

Joined: August 2011

xxx.xxx.244.242

Overall:
3.35
Location:
4
Information:
3
Fun Factor:
3

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 9/11

Went with:

The tour was:

Wicker Park Chicago - A Great Park to Hang Out and Chill

Wicker Park is a quaint little park tucked away inside an adorable neighborhood. I really do love the Wicker Park neighborhood. It’s very young and lively with tons of bars and restaurants down Milwaukee Street. All the houses are beautiful, red brick homes with tree lined streets.

But back to the park. It’s a smaller park, but great for hanging out, taking a stroll or walking the dog. There’s always people hanging out here, but not too many. It’s a pretty relaxing place to chill. There’s a playground, a nice fountain and even chess board tables. It has a really good, laid back atmosphere here. Nice park to hang out during the day.

Tour Review : Wicker Park


Jason Bushey

Joined: April 2011

xxx.xxx.244.242

Overall:
3.35
Location:
4
Information:
2
Fun Factor:
4

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 11/11

Went with:

The tour was:

Wicker Park - Tiny Park, Big Character

Wicker Park - the actual Wicker Park - is pretty tiny. However, it does serve its purpose as a nice little green-space surrounded by one of the cooler neighborhoods in Chicago. There are a bunch of trees, a couple of benches and, well, not much else. However, there's a whole lot going on in the neighborhood of Wicker Park.

One of my friends who is from Chicago and currently lives near the neighborhood described Wicker Park as a "young, hipster neighborhood." My guess is that, once college kids graduate from DePaul, they move from Lincoln Park to Wicker Park. (Obviously, I'm generalizing here.)

The Wicker Park/Bucktown area was one of the highlights of my trip to Chicago; there are tons of restaurants, some really fun bars and everyone I encountered was really kind and polite. (Then again, this was my experience throughout Chicago.) I also couldn't help but notice how clean Wicker Park is, and the neighborhood is similar to Lincoln Park in that there are tons of brick buildings and lots of trees. It actually reminded me quite a bit of New England - Boston in particular.

I would definitely set aside an evening in Wicker Park when visiting Chicago. You won't be disappointed by the selection of nightlife options in the area, and the vibe of the city is friendly and "up-and-coming" - at least that's the impression I got.