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“Perfect for skyline pictures.”

Milton Lee Olive Park
Ranked #165 of 680 things to do in Chicago
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

This is a park that it feels like a lot of people don't know about. There's no playground or anything so it's probably not a great place for kids. There's no direct way to get there from Navy Pier so if you want to get to the tip of the park to take pictures of the Chicago skyline, you have to walk all the way around. I saw a couple people with their dogs. It's got a nice open grassy area to play with them. The park also has some nice large fountains. They didn't have any water in them when we went, but that's probably due to the cold.

4  Thank Kerry L
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

This free park is next to Ohio Street beach and Navy Pier with paths going to all 3. It has a bench lined walk with water along one side and open field on the other. There are 3 large concrete decks overlooking the water and skyline which makes a perfect picture! On the very end you can look out to the rest of the lake. There is a beautiful story about the history a few reviews down.

3  Thank middleof
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

Anyone who's been to Chicago will tell you how clean downtown truly is for a big city. I also love the fact that it has lots of green to balance the tall buildings. In the summer Chicago is a beautiful city and there are quite a few outdoor concerts and festivals. Milton Lee Olive Park is a beautiful place to sit with a sandwich you picked up from Fox & Obel gourmet market and a bottle of wine, lay in the sun and simply watch people walk (or run or bicycle) by.

4  Thank appetite4trvl
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Reviewed August 21, 2011

If you are heading to Navy Pier, don't pass up a short 15-30 minute walk though this park. It provides some excellent views of northern Chicago's skyline. There isn't much to see in the park itself. A few plain fountains, which not all are running, and a few memorials, but the views are well worth the trip.

4  Thank GracyInVienna
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Reviewed August 5, 2010

Olive Park is named after my cousin, Milton Lee Olive III. At 18 and during a search and destroy mission in Vietnam, he spotted a live grenade, put it on his stomach allowing it to explode. He paid the ultimate price and saved the lives of four of his comrades. Skipper, as we called him, was the first African American to have received the Congressional Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War. He also received two Purple Hearts.

12  Thank wareagle832
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