Known by locals as "Mount Bridgeport," the site of Palmisano Park was formerly a limestone quarry (called Stearns Quarry) that opened in 1836. When the quarry was shut down in 1970, the 380 foot deep hole was used as a dumping site for construction waste until the city stepped in and decided to turn the area into a park. Today, the old quarry contains a fishing pond, while wetlands, running paths and an athletic field surround a small hill that provides wonderful views of the park and the Chicago skyline.
|Venue name:||Palmisano Park|
2700 S Halsted St
|Cross street:||at 27th St|
|Opening hours:||6am-11pm daily|
|Transport:||El stop: Orange to Halsted. Bus: 8, 44, 62.|
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