Things to Do in Garfield Park

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Garfield Park is a park located in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

There are more than a 184-hectare city park located in East Garfield Park.

The oldest of the three parks in Chicago, this park was designed as a place of pleasure by William LeBaron Jenney.

Hotel Chicago West Loop and The Robey is the closest hotel with several excellent amenities.

For souvenir shopping, make sure to stop by at Garfield Park Conservatory Gift Shop for a handful of goodies.



Garfield Park has quite many interesting nearby attractions to visit. This is a world-class conservatory. It is expansive and filled with lush greenery, fun plants, and huge palm trees, all while being indoors. When the weather is good, my children can spend hours exploring and playing in the outdoor gardens. Then, go to Garfield Park Bandshell to see the historical landmark.

Garfield Park Bandshell

It is cool bandshell surrounded by trees and beautiful environment.

Address : Chicago, IL 60624, USA


To start your holiday just visit Bridge Cafe to breakfast. Bridge Cafe itself is a coffee shop where residents can gather in a peaceful place and have meetings, read or do homework while being able to purchase a selection of foods and beverages offered by Bridge Cafe. Garfield Park Sports Fields is another recommended place to visit. It's a nice place to play baseball in football in basketball something for everyone walking the track. The first time playing on the outside synthetic grass and it is fun. There are water and Gatorades for sale as long as snacks.

Bridge Cafe

Beautiful working space with access to outlets.

You can read or do homework while being able to purchase a select of foods and beverages offered by Bridge Cafe.

They have nice menu selection and great coffee with an inviting atmosphere.

Address : 3219 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60624, USA

Garfield Park Sports Fields

The place is awesome for children to play football in.

It has a lot of different areas for different type of activities.

Address : 138 S Hamlin Blvd, Chicago, IL 60624, USA


Please practice social distancing during this current issue. Visitors should wear face-covering while visiting this park. Keeping the park clean is one of the most important things you can do while visiting.


April through May and between September and October might be the right month to visit this park, but the important thing to know that you should check the daily and the upcoming weather-related the time you will visit.


Looking for a comfortable place to stay? Hotel Chicago West Loop is one of the best recommendations to be your host. This 3-star hotel comes with a beautiful-looking building and enjoyable amenities. It is located just an 8-minute walk from the Illinois Medical District El station and a 10-minute walk from sporting events at the United Center. Enjoy facilities like unassuming rooms feature flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, as well as microwaves, fridges, and tea and coffeemakers; some have bunk beds. You can also stay at The Robey for a good living experience. As a 4-star hotel, it allows you to access some of the best nearby destinations including 6 miles from Millennium Park. The hotel comes with amenities like the streamlined rooms come with free Wi-Fi, smart TVs, and Bluetooth speakers, plus designer toiletries and luxe linens.

Hotel Chicago West Loop

Excellent place to stay that provides top-notch and exceptional service at a very affordable price.

The hotel is steeped in history well-maintained and just a pleasure to visit.

The food is extremely fresh and delicious.

All of the staff are warm and professional.

Address : 1622 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612, USA

The Robey

An incredible hotel and the whole vibe of this place is really cool

Al rooms are cozy and the amenities in the room (bottles of water, soda, snacks, and two beers).

They have a cool lounge area where you can chill and grab some food.

The food is great and the drinks at the rooftop bar are amazing.

Would highly recommend to anyone staying in the area.

Address : 2018 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA


Spinning J Bakery and Soda Fountain served homemade breakfast and lunch items. The pie is amazing too! There's always something creative and new to try. From savory to sweet, coffee to shakes, beginning to end -this place is great. The other best restaurant is this American restaurant named Feed. This place is a true hidden gem! The building is unassuming and a small operation. Great southern food at a great price. Fried catfish sandwich is very crispy and delicious. Definitely a hole-in-the-wall kind of joint. Everything on the menu looked and sounded so good.

Spinning J Bakery and Soda Fountain

Cute little place for best pie, sandwiches, coffee, ice cream drinks.

It provides inventive menu, delicious meal, and wonderful ambiance.

Great coffee and unique sodas ,also fresh and delicious.

Address : 1000 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA


Quaint restaurant with awesome prices and friendly staff and yummy food.

The building is unassuming and a small operation.

The food is incredible, the chicken is nicely seasoned and juicy.

They hold their very high level service and the highest level of dishes they provide.

Address : 2803 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA


If you’re wondering about gift shops, there are few good gift shops you can stop by. Garfield Park Conservatory Gift Shop is one of the best gift shops for you. If you pay attention you will see little toy soldiers scattered around in the fern room. A very cute and exciting thing for the little ones to look for. Books, plants, oddities, and great gift items. All purchases benefit the facility. So buy knowing you are helping to keep up the beautiful center surrounded by such a big city!