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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.