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Garfield Park Chicago

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Garfield Park
100 N Central Park Ave
Chicago
IL
60624
Tel: 312 746-5092

Where are we going today?

Some parks are great for relaxing, some parks are great for playing, but if you are a family who just love sports, and spending your days getting active, then you might want to head to Garfield Park in Chicago, because it could be perfect for you!

Garfield Park is nearly 200 acres of beautiful parkland in the Windy City, and features the Golden Dome field house as it's centerpiece. Inside, you can enjoy dancing, a gym, and boxing center!

But it's outside where those active kids can really thrive! They can spend their time grabbing a spot of tennis - Queens champion in the making perhaps? On those warmer days, why not make a splash in the swimming pool, or head on over with a rod and try your skill at the fishing lagoon?

If that wasn't enough for you, the family can enjoy some friendly competition on the baseball diamonds, or even head on over to the athletic fields for some soccer or football. Get ready to get those skates on, because there is in-line skating too!

Those younger kids might love the playgrounds where they can climb, crawl, slide and hide until their heart's content. 

But Garfield Park isn't ALL about sports. There are cultural activities, as well as fun events that are perfect for the whole family including Movies In The Park, fun Halloween adventures and Black History festivals.

If you want to just take it easy, why not relax on the grass, or take a stroll down the many paths and trails.

Park fun for the whole family, and a great way to ensure kids will go home exhausted!

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFree!
  • ChildrenFree!
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

6am - 11pm daily

All year round

I'm Hungry!

There is the Cameron Cafe where you can pick up food and drinks! Not open Saturdays.

Healthy Eating!

Why not bring a picnic and enjoy it on the grass, so you can pack as many healthy treats as you like! Don't forge the bottled water.

Any Top Tips?

Check out the programs that they hold across the yea,r including gymnastics, swimming, and day camps!.

Need a little extra help?

They have done their best to ensure as many of the facilities and programs are accessible!.

More information

Don't forget to protect yourself from the sun, so bring your hats!.

What people are saying?

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    Nice park with lots of paths and trails to enjoy. Spread out over several acres to really get a good walk or run in a safe environment. They do have tables scattered around if you want to grab a group of friends and have a get together...or a picnic for two.

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    Love this place, peaceful park the garden is the best.

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    The tennis courts and walking trails are awesome. Good scenic trip. Tennis courts are well maintained

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    A nice warm green getaway in the middle of dreary winter. The actual conservatory may not be very big but there is a lot going on inside. Plenty of different foliage and flowers to enjoy seeing and to consider using for ones own gardening delights. The secret oasis is a waterfall flowing into a large koi pond. With this special feature you get the sounds, along with all the sights, to mentally whisk you away to a tropical haven. The outdoor gardens in the spring and summer are very educational and full of ideas for anyone and everyone. Also the...Read More

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    Always beautiful. Could wander in the conservatory forever. Wish they had an annual pass!

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by Jen Livingston

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A nice warm green getaway in the middle of dreary winter. The actual conservatory may not be very big but there is a lot going on inside. Plenty of different foliage and flowers to enjoy seeing and to consider using for ones own gardening delights. The secret oasis is a waterfall flowing into a large koi pond. With this special feature you get the sounds, along with all the sights, to mentally whisk you away to a tropical haven. The outdoor gardens in the spring and summer are very educational and full of ideas for anyone and everyone. Also the admission price can't be beat!

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