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5491 S. Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60615
Park: Birding, Picnic, Walk, Water Sports
Burnham Park totals about 600 acres sits on Chicago’s Lakefront just south of Grant Park. This park was named for Chicago’s famous architect and planner Daniel H. Burnham who envisioned a south lakefront park with a series of manmade islands, linear boating harbor, beaches, meadows, and play fields, and was published in his seminal 1909 Plan of Chicago. Burnham Park today features the naturalistic Promontory Point designed by Alfred Caldwell, a popular skate park at 31st Street, beaches located at 12 Street, 31st Street, Oakwood & 57th Street, bird sanctuaries, and beautiful natural areas.