There isn’t, however, much to do at the south end of Grant Park, and the beach and the park’s main attractions are about a mile away.
The South Loop building with the best access to Millennium Park and Grant Park’s formal gardens and playing fields is Astoria Tower.
Dearborn Park, a half-block west of Astoria Tower on 9th St, is a little-known public park with a dense tree canopy, a small playground, green space, a walking path and a fitness course.
Follow the fitness course and you’ll arrive at Roosevelt Park, also public, which has another small playground, a large green area and three tennis courts.
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You’ll find links to our objective, visually-rich apartment reviews of South Loop buildings, and links to near real-time availability checks for most of the buildings, at our at-a-glance list, and some tips and advice at our Guide to renting in the South Loop.
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