Ping Tom Memorial Park

300 W 19th St (btwn Lumber St & Wentworth Ave)
Chicago, IL 60616


  • Among the Parks cool features are a pagoda-shaped pavilion, where you can catch a water taxi to downtown Chicago, and a unique railroad drawbridge.
  • This 12-acre park was named after civic leader Ping Tom, who wanted to bring an outdoor gathering space to the Chinatown community.
  • Travel to Chinatown by water taxi. Ping Tom Park by the Chicago River is the hidden gem in the community. The pavilion is one of the most attractive structures in Chinatown.
  • Catch the water taxi to the heart of downtown (Michigan ave) from here...
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  • Rent a kayak from the "Urban Kayak" stand (just east of the pagoda/water taxi stop) and explore the Chicago River on your own.
  • Tricky entrance must come in at 19th
  • This is a super charming park in which to while away the time! Absolutely wonderful!
  • Dont forget to catch water taxi!
  • Watch your step... please pick up after your dog after he or she handles it's business....
  • Bring your camera! Its a great place to catch the Water Taxi into the city!
  • absolutely love this park! Rent kayaks from the REI boathouse, enjoy one of the best views in the city, and explore Chinatown!
  • Beautiful place for a picnic or bird feeding. Small playground for children and also a stop on the water taxi tour
  • There is a pair of railroad tracks that run close to the children's playground. Also, the Orange Line comes thundering overhead every 5-10 minutes.
  • Scenery, Date Night
  • Get a great view of Chicago and explore unique architecture.
  • The park itself is nice; however I wouldn't make the trip just for it. Although, I 100% would make the trip to hop on the water taxi and ride it down to Michigan Avenue for $6!
  • Great place to walk your dog.
  • the water taxi id a great option to travel.
  • [Ernie Wong, Site Design Group, 1999] Ping Tom Park, a former railway site, is the first of several planned riverfront parks south of Chicago "Loop".

Nearby places

2100 S Wentworth Ave (Archer Ave and Cermak Rd)
2168 S Archer Ave (at S Princeton Ave)
2159 S China Pl (at Chinatown Sq)