Burnham Park totals about 600 acres and sits on Chicago’s Lakefront just south of Grant Park. The 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 playfields, as published in his seminal The Plan of Chicago of 1909.
Today, Burnham Park features the naturalistic Promontory Point designed by Alfred Caldwell and a popular skate park at 31st Street. The park also benches located at 12 Street, 31st Street, Oakwood and 57th Street, bird sanctuaries and beautiful natural areas.
- Event Type(s): Charity/Fundraiser , Corporate Event , Private Party , Wedding
- Region(s): South Side Chicago
- Venue Type(s): Historical / Cultural Landmark , Unique
- Neighborhood: Hyde Park
- City: Chicago
- Seated Capacity: 150
- Standing Capacity: 150