Chicago is opening up but we are not out of the clear just yet. If you’re eager to get out of your home but weary about public spaces, a park might be the best option for you. It is important to note that the risk of transmission of COVID-19 is lower outdoors. Just keep in mind that playgrounds are not yet available for use. We’ve included a list of our favorite park destinations to keep in mind if you want to explore the city while also being safe. But please, do wear a mask!
- The 606 Trail – 1805 N Ridgeway Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
The 606 is a local favorite and our namesake! It’s a fun elevated trail that gives you a great glimpse of neighborhoods like Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Wicker Park, and Bucktown.
- Garfield Park – 300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624
While the conservatory is closed, the outer park is open and available for exploring.
- Humboldt Park – 1400 N Humboldt Dr, Chicago, IL 60622
This historic park is a must for Chicago residents. It features a boathouse and beautifully designed lagoon and river.
- Jackson Park – 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
Jackson Park is another magnificent historic green space. It was the site of World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 and it was designed by famous landscape architects like Frederick Law Olmsted. It’s sprawling and features a Japanese Garden and lagoons.
- The Lakefront Trail
The lakefront trail also opened up earlier this week but keep in mind, it will be a popular destination. If you want fewer people, we recommend visiting the other parks listed first.
Stay safe and enjoy the sun!