This walking tour will reveal the fascinating history of Grant Park, Chicago’s “Front Yard,” Grant Park. With an impressive collection of world-class public sculptures, the park is essentially an outdoor museum. Highlights include the Rosenberg Fountain by Franz Machtl, Ivan Mestrovic’s Equestrian Indians, and Leonard Crunelle’s Fountain Figures. The contributions of renowned architects and planners Daniel Hudson Burnham and Edward H. Bennett, authors of the seminal 1909 Plan of Chicago, will also be explored.
Begins at: Agora, Corner of Roosevelt Rd. and Michigan Avenue
Ends at: Lions, steps of the Art Institute
Image: Fountain Figure in Grant Park with Buckingham Fountain in the background.
Registration opens March 1 at chicagoparksfoundation.org/tours