Chicago Women’s Park & Garden

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Place Category: Community Center and Park & Scenic RoadPlace Tags: Chicago Metro Area Places and Places in IL

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    3.23 acres of landscaped grounds and community garden are dedicated to the women of Chicago and their contributions to the city throughout the years.
    Designed by the architect Tannys Langdon and Landscape architect Mimi McKay, the park provides a quiet place to relax as well as a community center featuring a café, kids science labs, fitness studios, and an indoor children’s playgroud.
    Between the rose garden and the apple orchard, you’ll pass by the Botanical Gardens Fountain. The path around the fountain is a symbol of a woman’s life, moving in and out of the roles and boundaries dictated by society.
    You’ll also see the “Helping Hands” sculpture, a monument dedicated to Jane Addams – a reformer, activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner. The sculpture, made by Louise Bourgeios, is commemorating Addams’ efforts helping people in need and promoting women’s status.
    Pay a visit to the Clarke House – the oldest surviving building within Chicago’s Historic District, and enjoy special events such as Outdoor Movies, Concert and Nature Theatre.

    Chicago Women’s Park - Be Here 2019

    Chicago Women’s Park & Gardens - In South Loop's Prairie Avenue Historic District
    Be Here for exciting events and activities indoors and outdoors all year long

    Chicago Park District year round programs
    Midsommer Flight Shakespeare events
    Women's Park Advisory Council Book Fair with Clifford The Big Red Dog
    South Loop Beer & Cider Fest
    Chicago Park District Toddler, Tunes, and Turtles,
    Lakeside Bank Concert in the Park
    Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance Easter Egg Hunt
    Festival on Prairie Avenue - Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance
    Clarke House Museum
    Glessner House Museum
    Chicago Park District Movies in The Park & Neighborhood Night Out
    Kids Science Lab
    Star Party with Chicago Astronomer
    Chicago Park District fall Applepalooza
    Chicago Park District Summer Camps
    Chicago Park District Women's Park Fitness studio
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  • Photo credit - WWP team