Unpack a Spring Picnic at Mary Bartelme Park
17 th Jun 2020
Are you running out of things to do yet? Here’s an idea. With only so many places that you can go outside, now is a time to rediscover the little-known parks and outdoor areas that Chicagoans often overlook. Take Mary Bartelme Park, for instance. This gorgeous plot of land between West Adams and West Monroe Streets in the Greektown neighborhood boasts a stainless steel gate structure, children’s play area, and sunken dog park. The site used to be home to an old infirmary, and was named to honor Mary Bartelme, the first woman judge in Illinois.
Chances are this picturesque little park has been sitting under your nose for years, but has gone undiscovered. With a little exploration, you might just emerge from this period of social distancing with a greater understanding of Chicago’s many green spaces. Utilize the chicagoparkdistrict.com website to learn the full history and features of Mary Bartelme Park, and to plot out your next few visits to area parks.