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Milton Lee Olive Park, Chicago

4.8
#20 of 31 in Parks in Chicago
A nature retreat with views of the city skyline, Milton Lee Olive Park is perfect for those who enjoy the bustle of Navy Pier but want a chance to take a little break. This memorial park combines a variety of settings to accommodate all needs. You'll find large areas for recreation, as well as paths for jogging, walking, and biking. Circular sitting spaces shaded by tall trees appeal to picnickers. Make Milton Lee Olive Park part of your personalized Chicago itinerary using our Chicago trip builder .
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  • I love this park and this location. It is one of the best and least appreciated locales in the city hidden in plain sight. That said it is also massively underutilized and I would say neglected by the...  more »
  • From here, you have one of the best views of Chicago's skyline from the country. Much to recommend in the morning when the Sun is not in the face radiates a and you can make perfect shots of the skyline.
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  • Please read the history before you visit the park. Please respect the history of the era and Honor Milton Harvey for his bravery. Please take a river and lake boat tour that will give insight to so ma...  more »
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  • Adjacent to Navy Pier, a long and narrow park on Lake Michigan. There is an observation deck to enjoy the Chicago skyline, a wide, strolling cement sidewalk by the water. People go there to watch the Air and Water Show above the city and over the beach. More private than many less hidden beaches off of Lake Shore Drive.
  • Awesome expanse of open fields and lake front views of Chicago. Superb location for photography. This is a must visit to break from the big city environment.
  • Nice little park near Navy Pier that most people don't know about.
  • This is a pleasant park near the Lake. I enjoyed the time there. I found that the bathrooms were quite a long way from where I was, which was a bit of a problem. Aside from that, I enjoyed my visit.
  • Great place. Nice view of the Chicago skyline.
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