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The Avondale community area was once home to the one-of-a-kind Olson Park and Waterfall, one of the city’s “Seven Lost Wonders,” according to the Tribune. The park is gone — paved over into a parking lot, no less — but today’s Avondale residents still have enough interesting amenities in their neighborhood to fill their free time with fun. Here are just a few:
Chicago River Canoe and Kayak Launch (3400 N Rockwell St): Located just across the Chicago River between Belmont Avenue and Addison Street, in a space yet to be named in someone’s honor: Park 457. Profiled on NotForTourists.com.