Mary Bartelme Park
Formerly the site of an old infirmary, this 1.4-acre park in the West Loop community features design elements that combine a sense of history with modern, innovative design elements. Three strong, diagonal paths intersect in this one block park to create distinct, programmed zones.
The Chicago Architecture Center says, "Designed by Chicago landscape architect Ernest Wong, Mary Bartelme Park is a 1.4-acre recreation ground that provides a much-desired park and playground for younger families flocking to the neighborhood. Mary was the state’s first woman judge. In the late…
Cute park that is great for picnics or enjoying coffee in the morning. (Sawada and Bowtruss are both very close!) Large dog park and occasionally food trucks.
“Best. Coffee. Ever. If you like lattes - don't miss the draft latte. You can ask for little or no ice to have it extra creamy and you can add agave to your heart's desire. The baked goods are from Floriole - ask for a heated ham and cheese croissant and try your best not to ask for seconds. ”
“Old Fifth has really good pizza and is in the center of other good bars along Madison st.”
“Neighborhood tavern with an old-school vibe offering craft beers, classic cocktails & savory pies.”