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.