Burnham Park Skatepark
Burnham Park totals about 600 acres sits on Chicago’s Lakefront just south of Grant Park. This park was named for Chicago's famous architect and planner Daniel H. Burnham who envisioned a south lakefront park with a series of manmade islands, linear boating harbor, beaches, meadows, and play fields, and was published in his seminal 1909 Plan of Chicago. Burnham Park today features the naturalistic Promontory Point designed by Alfred Caldwell, a popular skate park at 31st Street, beaches located at 12 Street, 31st Street, Oakwood & 57th Street, bird sanctuaries, and beautiful natural areas.
The concrete here is rough and has pretty big cracks. You have be good to skate this park how it was meant to be skated. Come here if you want to skate where it's never busy.
Marc de Schweinitz
Could be a great skatepark if the cement was buffed and refinished. The problem is there are small gaps in the cement everywhere, by design. Makes it very difficult to ride the bowls, and scary too.
Great little park that doesn't attract that big of crowd. The concrete could use some love though. Keep your belongings safe. I put my phone down to do a quick run and had it stolen in plain daylight sitting on a bench next to my bag.
Love coming to this park at night! Pretty, and generally not too many people.
I didn't have a chance to try out my bike. There was a sign that said no biking which sucks. It looked fun but the rules were bad.