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City hike in Jackson Park, Midway Plaisance & Washington Park

This walk focusing on two south side parks will cover Jackson Park (the former fairgrounds for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition), Washington Park, and the connecting Midway.
This will be about a ten mile walk at about a 3.25 mile an hour pace while stopping to look at some of the sites along our walk. I’ll comment on a few points of interest along our walk. Note that if you do not maintain a brisk pace you will be left to explore the parks on your own. Most of the walk will be on paved trails and sidewalks or gravel trails.
Bring something to drink and a snack.
We will meet in front of the Logan Center for the Arts, which is on the south side of the Midway and is the tallest building in the area.

Please read the Waiver in the Files section. By attending this hike you and your guests agree to the terms and conditions of this waiver.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Good hike with a nice group of people. Thanks so much Kurt.

    April 21, 2013

  • lynn c

    Thanks kurt for the walk and thanks to everyone for the great conversation, turned out to be a good day for a walk.

    April 21, 2013

  • Liz G.

    Kurt, Thanks for a great introduction to Windy City Hikers. Your well-planned route gave me the opportunity to check-out at transition.

    April 20, 2013

  • Matthew M.

    Sorry we had to bail out early. Had a great time!

    April 20, 2013

  • Michele

    Sorry I can't get there in time. Have fun.

    April 20, 2013

  • Michele

    Looking forward to this, outside!

    April 20, 2013

  • Michele

    I'm on train but may be a few mins behind. I will try to find the group.

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in Hyde park and think don't see any flooding. Might be muddy in places.

    April 20, 2013

  • Michele

    Does anyone think it might be flooded?

    April 20, 2013

  • Liz G.

    Look forward to meeting folks and a sunny day.

    April 20, 2013

  • Michele

    Looking forward to this, outside!

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't stay for the whole walk, but know the area and where to bail.

    April 20, 2013

  • lynn c

    Are you aware of what public is nearest to Logan Center?

    April 20, 2013

  • rita r

    Sorry to cancel twice in a row. I've had a persistent cold that refuses to clear up. Have fun; hope to join you soon.

    April 19, 2013

    • kurt

      Hope you are better soon. I better not here about you being at Palos on Saturday :)

      April 19, 2013

  • Renee

    This group looks perfect! Looking forward to meeting everybody. :)

    April 18, 2013

  • erin

    hope to see you next time!

    April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope weather holds, where should we meet?

    April 17, 2013

    • kurt

      We are meeting in front of the Logan Center on the University of Chicago campus. If needed, more details about the Logan Center are on this link: http://arts.uchicago....­

      April 17, 2013

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