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Ping Tom Memorial Park, Chicago

Ping Tom Memorial Park, Chicago

Ping Tom Memorial Park is a public urban park in Chicago's Chinatown. Located on the south bank of the Chicago River, it is divided into three sections by Santa Fe rail track and 18th Street, and features a pagoda-style pavilion, bamboo gardens and a playground.

The park is named after the prominent Chinatown's businessman and civic leader, Ping Tom, whose bronze bust is installed near the park's pavilion. The park's original design called for walled plazas inspired by traditional Chinese gardens in Suzhou, China. A pagoda-style pavilion based on a structure that Wong had seen in Suzhou is located near the park's eastern boundary—the Chicago River. The park's entrance is marked by four 20-feet-tall columns, each etched with Chinese dragons, and is modeled after a traditional Chinese courtyard.

Tom Ping Park is a hidden gem of Chicago. It is beautiful in all seasons and provides a great vista to view the skyline from the south. Be sure to bring your camera with you because the place is quite picturesque and it would be a shame not to capture it!
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Sight Name: Ping Tom Memorial Park
Sight Location: Chicago, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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