Look! Humboldt Park

Look! Humboldt Park

Sarah Coffey
May 28, 2008

After reading Heather's post on Neighborhood Parks, we were inspired to walk a little west of our own neighborhood into Humboldt Park. Designed by a team including famed Danish landscaper Jens Jensen and architect William Le Baron Jenney, the park is a huge resource on the west side of the city, filled with structures commissioned by Prairie School architects. Click below for a few photos...

We shot this photo of a rolling hill with a lone sitter (looking very tiny) at the crest.
These wetlands are filled with birds and bugs.
solar panel and wind turbine on display
the boathouse
Jens Jensen designed the main lagoon to connect to a system of prairie rivers.

For more information about Humboldt Park, visit the Chicago Park District online here.

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