Humboldt Park (1400 N Sacramento Ave, Chicago, IL 60622) is one of those spots I never truly attempted to see, and now that I have, I want to share this oasis with the world. It’s a gorgeous spot that belies the fact that just outside its bounds, a bustling city awaits.
There are a number of seasonal sports and arts programs here as there are throughout the Chicago Park District, but I think the real gem is the renovated Boathouse Cafe, with gorgeous lake views and a simple but tasty menu (and they let me spice up my omelet, so I love ’em!). There is also the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, so it’s more than just a green sanctuary.
From the deck of the Boathouse Cafe.
An art installation I couldn’t find a name or reference for…
So many beautiful spots to take photos, or just take it all in.
The architecture is lovely.
Bridges leading everywhere.
The Boathouse Cafe.
Lily pads for days…
So much flora and fauna to enjoy!
You can’t see him, but a heron landed back here, in what looks like a nesting area.
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