Stretched along the Northshore Channel of the Chicago River, Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park is very good for walking, jogging or biking. The park opened to public in 2002; its two-mile path smoothly waves through the park grounds, that have a naturally landscaped look -- which in fact, is a result of smart planning and developing the ground covering, planting the trees, arranging the flowers, and placing picnic tables and benches in this attractive area.
Spacious, free parking is available, there are many info signs, there's the map of the park and its amenities. The directions to various parts of the park, and to some other adjacent parks are clearly displayed, as well.
A very memorable collection of modern art sculptures makes the park even more attractive. Sculptures are well-marked, and spaciously placed on the park grounds along the path, so if you walk two miles, you'll be able to see dozens of sculptures, representing contemporary art works by some very talented artists.
Abstract compositions were very enjoyable to look at, drawing attention to their forms and titles, and obviously playing on imagination. Abstract art basically gives me the ultimate freedom of perception and conceptual interpretation. And the sculptures, displayed in this park were wonderful in this respect. I also have to say, that many other sculptures, representing modern monumental art were absolutely striking and memorable.
December of course, is not the best time to visit the park, but we enjoyed it, regardless, since all the sculptures made the beautiful park look and feel like a large modern art gallery in the open air.
Thank you, Skokie.