Chicago has one of the most robust park systems in the country. The Chicago Park District owns more than 8,800 acres of green space in the city, managing more than 600 parks. Together, they boast an array of opportunities for tourists and Chicagoans alike, with many cultural and environmental offerings for youth, adults and seniors. The Park District manages 27 indoor pools, 50 outdoor pools and 26 miles of lakefront beaches.
From the new Maggie Daley Park’s unique experiences for children to pastoral offerings at Humboldt Park from the 1800s, there is no shortage of things to do and see. See “Cloud Gate” at Millennium Park then stroll the Chicago Riverwalk for an array of dining and entertainment options—the opportunities are endless.