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Garfield Park

Garfield Park is located on the west side of the Chicago neighborhoods and is a mix of greenery and city life. Since the 1950's a complex of hospitals, two expressways and the University of Illinois at Chicago have encroached on the area, but the greatness of this Chicago neighborhood lies in its foliage. Garfield Park's namesake park, all 180+ acres of it, was designed by world-renowned landscape architect Jens Jensen. Both the park and lagoon are located just north of the Eisenhower Expressway between Trumbull and Washington.

Garfield Park

The Garfield Park Conservatory (300 N. Central Park Ave) is the neighborhood's claim to fame, offering a free trip for those in need of some 4.5 acres of botanical wonder. It was opened in 1908, contains exotic plants, flowers, cacti, and trees, and is known as one of the world's largest enclosed gardens.

Each year the Chicago Parks District features five flower shows at the Lincoln Park and Garfield Park Conservatories. The Discovery Area provides entertainment for children with green thumbs. You can also get your Blues fix at Bossman Blues Center (3500 W. Lake St.)

On the El, take the Harlem/Lake Branch of the Green Line west to Conservatory-Central Park Dr.

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Dining in Garfield Park

1139 S. Pulaski Rd.
Edna's Soul Food
3175 W. Madison
Ann's Beef & Rice
3954 W. Lake St.
Uncle Remus
4144 W. Madison St.
Beef Chop Suey
214 N. Homan Ave.
Boom Fried Rice
356 S. Pulaski Rd.
Chop Suey Joy
8 S. Karlov Ave.
D & Lee's Barbecue
4337 W. Madison St.
Daisy's Barbeque Hut
3853 W. Madison St.
David's Hot Pit Bar-B-Q
610 S. Central Park Ave.
Delta Fish Market
228 S. Kedzie Ave.
Lee's Bar-BQ
4335 W. Madison St.
Luigi's Pizza
4212 W. Madison St.
Mary's Soul Food
1143 S. Pulaski Rd.
Midwest Chop Suey Restaurant
3854 W. Madison St.
Papa Charlie's
4100 W. Madison St.
Shang Hai Star #2
4125 W. Madison St.
Ultimate Cup
3301 W. Arthington St.

Resources in Garfield Park

Post Office
2419 W. Monroe

Entertainment in Garfield Park

Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N. Central Park Ave.
Garfield Park Lagoon
300 N. Central Park Ave.
Bossman Blues Center
3500 W. Lake

Schools in Garfield Park

Beidler School
3151 West Walnut Street
Bethune School
3030 West Arthington Street
Calhoun North School
2833 West Adams Street
Willa Cather School
2908 West Washington Boulevard
Marconi School
230 North Kolmar Avenue
Melody School
412 South Keeler Avenue