Luxury Car Rentals and Jackson Park
Nestled amongst the skyscrapers of Chicago's busy Loop, you'll find a fantastic park area preserved for future Windy City visitors and residents. Originally built in 1869 as South Park, this 1055-acre green space is now known as Jackson Park in honor of President Andrew Jackson. One of Chicago's largest parks, Jackson Park provides customers of Chicago Exotics Luxury Car Rentals with access to a number of exciting recreational opportunities and cultural establishments. From fishing to fine art, you'll find it all inside Chicago's legendary park, so what are you waiting for? Once the site of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, Jackson Park is the perfect place for athletes and nature lovers to kick back and relax. No other park in the Windy City provides visitors with as much outdoor excitement, so don't delay your visit another minute. Plan to stop by beautiful Jackson Park today.
An icon of international importance
In 1890, Chicago won the honor of hosting the World's Columbian Exposition, naming Jackson Park as its prime facility. A team of the nation's most talented architects and sculptors collaborated to create a "White City" of plaster buildings and artworks throughout the park. Remnants of the Exposition can still be found throughout the park, including the impressive "Golden Lady" sculpture. This smaller version of Daniel Chester French's "Statue of the Republic" stands as one of the park's most stunning focal points. The original Fine Arts Palace is also still standing within the park. This majestic building is now home to Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. Other exciting features in the park include tennis courts, baseball fields, an 18-hole golf course and two walking trails. Customers of Chicago Exotics Luxury Car Rentals can really stretch their legs on these trails - they measure nearly 3 miles in total! Fishing is also allowed in the parks two lagoons.
Not to big and not to small: Jackson Park is just right
Neither as popular as Lincoln Park nor as grand as Grant Park, Jackson Park provides visitors with a peaceful sanctuary at the heart of the Windy City. Comfortably buffered from the crime and poverty, which the South Side is known for, Jackson Park is features just 8 miles from the Loop and is adjacent to the Hyde Park Neighborhood. Jackson Park's prime location makes it a popular hangout for students at the University of Chicago, so expect to see plenty of energetic co-eds during your visit. Other residents of the park include a well-studied population of feral monk parakeets. These colorful birds descend from pet birds that escaped in the park more than four decades ago. Customers of Chicago Exotics Luxury Car Rentals will also notice that Jackson Park connects to Washington Park via the Midway Plaisance. This unique architectural addition was created to bridge a canal that had been planned for the park. A long excavation was carried out to create this canal, yet water was never allowed in to.
No vacation to Chicago would be complete without a walk in one of the city's beautiful parks. If you would like to learn more about Jackson Park, or any other of the Windy City's wonderful park areas please feel free to log onto the Chicago Park District website at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com. Customers of Chicago Exotics Luxury Car Rentals can also learn more about the park by calling 1-773-256-0903.Jackson Park is located at 6401 South Stony Island Avenue. Sites worth visiting in the park include the Wooded Isle and the Olmsted's Lagoons. A beautiful Japanese garden is also located within the park, providing visitors with a taste of eastern flare. To learn more about this garden, please visit the Chicago Exotics travel page on the Osaka Garden.