Lots of Free Chicago Walking Tours this Weekend – June 11-12

Join The Cultural Landscape Foundation in Chicago for What’s Out There Weekend, a series of FREE guided tours from expert guides, highlighting the city’s remarkable heritage of historic designed landscapes. During the weekend, members of the public can visit 25 publicly accessible sites around Chicago.   Some tours have limited capacity (*) and registration is suggested. Follow the site links below to learn more about the property, its designers, and its history. (click the bottom for more info)

Family Activities

SATURDAY (see Kid’s Guide for details)
Exelon (Chase) Plaza– Mosaic making with The Chicago Mosaic School

Sherman Park– Fishing on the pond with Bob Long

Osaka Garden /Jackson Park – Discovering Nature in Chicago Parks with Matt Freer

SUNDAY (see Kid’s Guide for details)
Columbus Park – Nature art in the park with Bonnie Tawse

Garfield Park Conservatory – make-and-take activity in the Children’s Garden

Saturday, June 11

1 | Graceland Cemetery (*register)

2 | IIT Campus (*register)

3 | Grant Park and vicinity (*register)
Grant Park
– Millennium Park

4 | Downtown Public Spaces (*register)
Daley Plaza
Exelon/Chase Bank Plaza
Federal Center Plaza
Art Institute of Chicago

5 | Lincoln Park
– North Pond
– Conservatory and Gardens
Lily Pool
– Café Brauer/Carlson Cottage/Lion House
– Lincoln Park Zoo/South Pond

6 | South Parks
Douglas Memorial
Fuller Park
Sherman Park
Washington Park
Midway Plaisance
Jackson Park

7 | Lake Point Tower + Olive Park (*register)
Lakepoint Tower Roof Garden
Milton Olive Park

Sunday, June 12

7 | Lake Point Tower + Olive Park (*register)
Lakepoint Tower Roof Garden
Milton Lee Olive Park

8 | West Parks
Wicker Park
Logan Square and Boulevard
Humboldt Park
Garfield Park Conservatory
Columbus Park
Douglas Park

5 | Lincoln Park
– North Pond
– Conservatory and Gardens
Lily Pool

9 | North Shore (*register)
Fort Sheridan
Lake Forest – Market Square
Lake Forest Cemetery
House of the Four Winds

Telling Stories

Chicago, a city of great architecture, is also home to remarkable and pioneering forms of landscape architecture, from the Prairie style epitomized by Alfred Caldwell’s Lily Pool and Jens Jensen’s Columbus Park to significant 20th century landscapes, including the roof garden at Lake Point Tower and Dan Kiley’s design for the Art Institute of Chicago’s South Garden. The goal of What’s Out There Weekend is to tell the fascinating stories about these valuable places and provide the public with opportunities to learn about the individuals who designed and created them.


One Comment

  1. What to see in Chicago

    its really free Chicago resource for us. i got it events, health, kid’s events, deals, and also money saving … Thanks for this……..

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