Surprise! I’m talking about “The Bean” of course, but its actual name is Cloud Gate! Millennium Park, where its located, also features the Crown Fountain, where many of the people featured are already lost to time. And when I say already, I mean that today is the park’s 17th anniversary.
But wait a minute – shouldn’t it be the 21st anniversary? Nope. Millennium Park was supposed to open in 2000, but it was delayed by four years. But, they kept the name anyway. Who knows? Maybe sometime in the future, the park will be renamed after some significant Chicagoan. Time will only tell!
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Here’s another piece of trivia:
Speaking of parks, did you know the Chicago Park District has over 600 parks?! WOW! That’s a lot of space for summertime fun (and all year long)! Lincoln Park, which includes the zoo, several museums, beaches, and so much more, and is the neighborhood namesake, is the largest park, measuring at 1,200 acres and about seven miles long! I’ve driven through whole towns smaller than that. It started out as a cemetery, which, if you go back to my post in October, 2020, still has a tomb that wasn’t relocated. Yup, just like in Poltergeist haha.
And yes, Lincoln Park was planned to be included in the Emerald Necklace – Chicago’s Boulevard System. We lived just off Logan Boulevard for over a decade, and we loved having the greenspace by us.
Now that we’re out and about again and in the summer mood, I felt it was a fantastic opportunity to highlight some wonderful reasons to play in the city!
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And now you’ll know even more interesting info from my neighborhood snapshot below! Check out and compare some of these facts and figures below from areas I know well, harvested from MRED (Midwest Real Estate Data) on July 16th, 2021. With 77 official neighborhoods in Chicago, plus dozens, if not hundreds, of surrounding suburbs (depending on who you ask), there’s a whole lot more info readily available.
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