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Encyclopedia > Parks of Chicago
Buckingham Fountain, donated to Chicago in 1927 by Kate Buckingham
Buckingham Fountain, donated to Chicago in 1927 by Kate Buckingham
Anish Kapoor's "Cloud Gate" (commonly known as "The Bean") at Chicago's Millennium Park.
Anish Kapoor's "Cloud Gate" (commonly known as "The Bean") at Chicago's Millennium Park.

From sandy beaches to woodland bike paths, Chicago holds the distinction of having more parkland than any other city in the United States. Over 220 parks and facilities cover more than 7,300 acres (30 km²) of land throughout the city, all managed by the Chicago Park District. This extensive network of parks also includes nine lakefront harbors, the nations largest municipal harbor system, along with dozens of forest preserves located along the original city limits and in suburban areas of Cook County. Image File history File linksMetadata Buckingham_fountai_galleryfull. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Buckingham_fountai_galleryfull. ... Buckingham Fountain today Buckingham Fountain is one of the largest in the world. ... The SBC sculpture on Millennium Park during the day Source:Image taken by Dori License:Dual GFDL CC File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The SBC sculpture on Millennium Park during the day Source:Image taken by Dori License:Dual GFDL CC File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Millennium Park is a prominent new civic center of the City of Chicago in Illinois and an important landmark of the citys lakefront. ... Millennium Park is a prominent new civic center of the City of Chicago in Illinois and an important landmark of the citys lakefront. ... Chicago has 31 lakefront beaches along Lake Michigan. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... The Chicago Park District is the oldest and financially largest Park District in the nation, with over a $400 million budget. ...


The Park District also maintains many special use facilities for activities such as golfing, boating, boxing and even some specialty parks devoted entirely to dogs. In addition to maintaining the parks, the district holds thousands of special events and festivals for the citizens every year. The height of these events are during the summer months when more tourists are visiting city and when children are out of school for summer recess.


Some of the more famous parks and facilities include:

Other parks which may not be famous worldwide but are notable to citizens of the city include: Millennium Park is a prominent new civic center of the City of Chicago in Illinois and an important landmark of the citys lakefront. ... The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the premier art educational facilities in the United States. ... The Taste of Chicago is held in Grant Park annually around Independence Day. ... Buckingham Fountain today Buckingham Fountain is one of the largest in the world. ... Taste of Chicago 2004 Taste of Chicago is the worlds largest food festival held annually in Chicago. ... Lincoln Park is located in Chicago, Illinois. ... Lincoln Park is located in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The name may be used to describe Lincoln Park as a community on the citys north side; Lincoln Park, the park primarily within that community; or the zoo within the parks southern area. ... Lake Shore Drive (LSD) is a mostly freeway-standard expressway running parallel with and next to Lake Michigan through Chicago, Illinois, USA. Except for the northernmost part, it is designated as part of U.S. Highway 41. ... Sunset on Lake Michigan Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ... The Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago, Illinois is one of the largest and most impressive conservatories in the United States. ... A traditional conservatory at the Horniman Museum in London A modern Conservatory. ... Jackson Park or Jackson Park Highlands is a 500 acre (2 km²) park on Chicagos South Side located in the South Shore community area, bordering Lake Michigan and the neighborhoods of Hyde Park and Woodlawn. ... One-third scale replica of The Republic, which once stood in the great basin at the exposition, Chicago, 2004 The Worlds Columbian Exposition (also called The Chicago Worlds Fair), a Worlds fair, was held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbuss...

historic townhouses in Washington Park Washington Park refers to a neighborhood and a park on the South Side of Chicago, USA. Washington Park is a 380 acre (1. ... Avalon Park, located on the south side of the city, is one of the 77 official community areas of Chicago, Illinois. ... Fuller Park, located on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois, is one of the official Chicago Community Areas. ... Gage Park is a neighborhood on Chicagos southwest side. ... Humboldt Park is located on the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois. ...

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Chicago Parks - definition of Chicago Parks in Encyclopedia (168 words)
Chicago has the largest park district in the United States and is managed by the Chicago Park District.
The Park District manages over 220 facilities throughout the city with 7,300 acres (2,954 hectares) of parkland.
The Park District also has the excellent reputation of spending the most per capita on its parks, beating out Boston in terms of park expenses per capita.
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