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Converted from a quarry, this public park has become a popular spot frequented by many in the neighbourhood. People of all ages can enjoy this place their own way: take an easy stroll, jog up and down the paths, fishing at the lagoon, fly kites...More
This park was once a landfill, though you wouldn't be able to tell with the way the land was rehabilitated. From street level, it is a bit of a climb to the summit, but once you get up there, you're treated to amazing views of...More
It used to be a Stearns Quarry that functioned here from late 1830's to 1970. Lime from the quarry was used to make cement which was used for construction
throughout Chicago. In the 1970s, Stearns Quarry was sold to the
City of Chicago to use...More
Palmisano Park in the Bridgeport neighborhood, opened in 2009. This site was previously a quarry and landfill. A mound was created with 40 cubic yards of topsoil and along the inclined path flowering prairie plants lead you to a spectacular view of the Chicago skyline....More