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Polk Bros Park


Polk Bros Park

Open to the public, relax and unwind or catch a free event at Polk Bros Park.

In 2014, the Polk family, legendary Chicago retailers and longstanding benefactors to the city and its neighborhoods, announced a $20 million legacy gift to Navy Pier to transform its entrance and activate it with free arts and cultural offerings. Their gift culminated in what is now known as Polk Bros Park, a 13-acre green space that serves as the Pier’s gateway and the city’s front yard. Many of the Pier’s public programming is also supported by the Polk Bros. Foundation, which seeks to make Chicago a place where all Chicagoans can reach their full potential. As a result of their generosity and continued partnership, our guests are able to enjoy this re-imagined space and unparalleled new experiences within it that are designed to inspire, educate and connect communities across the city and globe.

Learn more about the Polk Bros Foundation.


600 E. Grand Avenue
Chicago , IL 60611

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Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.

Since its reopening in 1995, more than 180 million guests have come to enjoy the Pier's 50 acres of unparalleled attractions and experiences. In 2022, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.

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