Apartments Near Grant park Apartments in Chicago
For anyone that watched the 2008 presidential election, you should already be familiar with the historical prominence of Chicago's Grant Park. From president-elect Obama's victory speech to such high profile musical events as the now yearly Lollapalooza festival, Grant Park has cemented its dominance as one of the nation's most respected and beautiful public spaces, and with good reason.
Not only the home to numerous exercise paths for walking, jogging and bicycling, Grant Park also contains tennis courts, baseball diamonds and open greenery. The Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain has been a mandatory tourist destination since 1927, and the lakefront acreage's stunning scenery draws young and old alike on any given day. Pet lovers will find an array of dog friendly play areas, and the cultural trifecta of the Field Museum of Natural History, the Chicago Art Institute and the Shedd Aquarium are all housed within the park's expanse.
Named after the one and only Ulysses S. Grant, Chicago has undeniably learned the value of its premier park as a global destination. Numerous upgrades and facelifts in recent years have helped expand the park's grounds as well as its overall visual aesthetic, ensuring it will be enjoyed, and utilized, for many generations to come.