Originally a railroad yard, Ping Tom Memorial Park is named for the Chinatown resident who was the leading force behind the creation of this community space. Thanks to its location directly next to the Chicago River, the park is a popular spot for kayaking. The most recent addition to the park is a state of the art fieldhouse, which houses a gymnasium, fitness center and an indoor pool.
|Venue name:||Ping Tom Memorial Park|
300 W 19th St
|Cross street:||at Wentworth Ave|
|Transport:||El stop: Red to Cermak-Chinatown. Bus: 18, 21, 24.|
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This park at the entrance of Chinatown offers a beautiful view of the city from the south. You can also easily rent a kayak here for a beautiful down the Chicago River, or hop on the Chicago Water Taxi to trek back and forth from downtown. Great open space with plenty of places to play if you've got kids.