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Ping Tom Memorial Park

Chicago, Illinois
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To find Ping Tom Memorial Park, which can be tricky. In fact, most Chicagoans couldn't point it on a map. Take a water taxi since Chinatown is a stop and it lets you out at Ping Tom Memorial Park. If you're driving or walking, cross the railroad tracks at W.19th Street, turn right on S. Wells Street and continue onto China Place (it's behind Chinatown Square). The entrance (and exit) to the park can sometimes get blocked by trains on the railroad tracks that run across the entrance and you may be waiting a good 20 minutes for the trains to pass. Named after Ping Tom, a Chinese American businessman and civic leader who was a driving force behind this park, it's a beautiful, quiet park. A Pagoda serves... Read More

To find Ping Tom Memorial Park, which can be tricky. In fact, most Chicagoans couldn't point it on a map. Take a water taxi since Chinatown is a stop and it lets you out at Ping Tom Memorial Park. If you're driving or walking, cross the railroad tracks at W.19th Street, turn right on S. Wells Street and continue onto China Place (it's behind Chinatown Square). The entrance (and exit) to the park can sometimes get blocked by trains on the railroad tracks that run across the entrance and you may be waiting a good 20 minutes for the trains to pass. Named after Ping Tom, a Chinese American businessman and civic leader who was a driving force behind this park, it's a beautiful, quiet park. A Pagoda serves as the centerpiece and a circular playground makes it easy for parents to keep a watchful eye over their children. 

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