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Old 04-07-2021, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Good morning. I'm looking at a Chicago Reader I picked up in Lincoln Square, dated July 9, 2020. It has an artcle on bicycle routes.

I've done solo, or with a group of friends I bring down every summer, almost all of the routes on the north side that this map shows.

There is one I don't think I did, but I'd like to know more about it. It appears to run from the northern end, on the western side, of Horner Park; and runs along the river to Belmont Avenue.

I remember last summer I took the kids canoeing from a site by Belmont Avenue.

Anyone walk or bike the route I just mentioned??? It would be an easy extension to the North Shore bike route that starts in Evanston and ends on Lawrence Avenue.
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Old 04-11-2021, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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For a time I used to work on the very north end of Michigan Avenue and would walk home a half block in from Lincoln Park on nice days. Not all of it was beautiful, but it was pretty relaxing...and some great people watching generally speaking. Stop an donate for a speed chess lesson on occasion.
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Old 04-23-2021, 02:20 PM
 
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Another entry in this discussion should be Ping Tom Park, which is located on the northern fringes of Chinatown.

This park features a pagoda-style pavilion, bamboo gardens, playground, and a field house.

Also, the park has water taxi service along the Chicago River.

It was named in honor of Ping Tom, who was a prominent civic leader in Chinatown.

Ping Tom Park is a hidden gem in a unique neighborhood.
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Old 04-23-2021, 02:53 PM
 
Location: South Side
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This park features a pagoda-style pavilion, bamboo gardens, playground, and a field house.
That sounds like the tea house in Jackson Park.

I can remember in 2019 camping out overnight with my godchild at Steel Workers Park. The Park District had some lovely camping activities for kids (like rock climbing), supplied tents for those who did not have one and had instruction in camping for the kids. It is beautiful to see sunrise right at the lakefront.

Did anyone other than me notice that posters on this thread showed a decided lack of knowledge concerning south side parks and amusements?
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Old 04-24-2021, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Manigault, good day!

It's not a shortage of knowledge of south side parks! Rather, WHERE'S all you proud southside C-D contributors?!?

I'm a visitor from Milwaukee. But I'm an All-Sides fan!

Ping Tom was mentioned. And it IS a beautiful park. I would very much like to see the Japanese Gardens in Jackson Park, someday when it's warm out.

I also hold Armour Square Park in my heart.

What is the name of the park in Little Italy, just north of Taylor Street?... Is it Sheridan Park? I like that one, too.

I'm staying in Niles. I'll probably check out Welles Park in Lincoln Square. Plus, I brought my bike. I want to check out a new bike trail by, I think it's called California Park???
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Old Today, 08:29 PM
 
Location: South Side
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Manigault, good day!

It's not a shortage of knowledge of south side parks! Rather, WHERE'S all you proud southside C-D contributors?!?
Check out the number of my posts.

How many times do you think I want to comment about someone who has a job offer or will be a student in Hyde Park and wonders if he or she can walk the streets during daytime?
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Old Today, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Manigault, you GO and represent that SOUTH SIDE!!

You saw that I named some south side parks, too

I appreciate you keeping the south side on the map!!
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