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Old 02-07-2021, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Masterjay, Yes on Chicagogov website is says there are turtles. Last time I went there there were ducks, catfish, etc. It is a really nice park.
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Old 02-07-2021, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Chicagoisthebest, be a pal and tell me where the website says the best turtle ponds are?
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Old 02-07-2021, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Masterjay, I searched it up and it says there lots of turtles in Alfred Caldwell Lilly pond and north pond across the street in Lincoln park you can also probably find some in north park nature center and Gompers park lagoon and Indian boundary park.
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Old 02-07-2021, 01:18 PM
 
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Chicagoisthebest. Thank you. Indian Boundary Park has an awesome amount of turtles! North Park we've seen a couple. Mostly huge frogs there!

Lincoln Park? That I need to check out. They certainly have some in the zoo.

And I will definitely check out Gompers Park in 2021!!

Thank you so much.
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Old 02-08-2021, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH USA / formerly Chicago for 20 years
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It appears no one has yet mentioned McKinley Park. (It's on the southwest side near 35th/Archer/Damen.)

I've been rather partial to it since first discovering it. It's not too big, not too small, and has a nice duck pond. It must be one of Chicago's best-kept secrets.

Of course, the park where I spent the most time was Lincoln Park, due to my living in a highrise along the north lakefront. It's huge, but my favorite parts were the Zoo, the Conservatory, and the Nature Boardwalk.
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Old 02-08-2021, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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andrew61. Thank you for sharing on THIS post, too.

You are right. McKinley did not get the nominations until your vote. Thank you. ... a duck pond sounds nice! I must have driven past in several times heading towards the 24th and Oakley area, when coming from Bridgeport. But I never stopped in, yet.

Your Lincoln Park is a definite winner. Great, free zoo. I need to check out this Lilly Pond I've heard about!

Have a great day!
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Old 02-08-2021, 05:05 PM
 
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I don’t know if anyone mentioned this, but Palmisano Park in Bridgeport is beautiful. Also River Park off of Foster. There is a trail next to the river that you can take north that is beautiful and goes on for a while. You can forget that you are in the city.
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Old 02-08-2021, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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nap1313. Hello. Thank you for sharing.

I heard Palmisano Park is very nice! Good call.

Yes, River Park I've commented on. If not here, then elsewhere They have the best water play ground!!
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Old 02-09-2021, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Chicago =)
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Lincoln Park: I love the area around the South Pond. The Alfred Caldwell Lily Pond is also an area that permeates "zen".

Lakeshore East Park: What I like best about this park is the fact that it's completely surrounded by high rises. It feels like an oasis within a concrete jungle.

Northerly Island: I think this counts as a park? It is a prime target if you want a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Ping Tom Park: Those paths that wind through the tall grass, and the pagoda... What a gem!

Palmisano Park: Expansive park, one of the few with a solid size hill.
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Old 02-09-2021, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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japster28, good to see you here!

Thank you for backing up some previously nominated parks: Lincoln Park, Ping Tom, and Pamisano.

That Lilly Pond in Lincoln Park is on my summer list!

Speaking of good sledding hills, I saw an article of another mentioned park, Warren Park, where they showed a bunch of kids tubing in the snow.
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