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You might drive or bike past them often, but have you ever really explored Chicago’s beautiful parks? This year’s Parks by Bus tour will take you to fascinating parks and fieldhouses, with time to stop and smell the flowers!

4 Hours
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

The parks you’ll visit on this third annual Parks by Bus tour were developed in the 1920s, before the Chicago Park District was formed in 1934. Little-known architect Clarence Hatzfeld designed 14 fieldhouses for parks on the North Side, including four you’ll see on this tour.

Get on the bus!

From March to November, CAC is offering several one-time-only bus tours! Explore different architecture topics throughout Chicagoland and save up to 35% off the public price when you book multiple tours in the series. These tours are expected to sell out quickly, so purchase your tickets today! For a list of all the tours included in this offer, visit


$55 public (includes CAC admission) / $47 members
Discount tickets are available with a valid student ID for $52 at the CAC Box Office.
Buy 2 or 3 tickets to multiple tours and save 20% on the public price
Buy 4 or 5 tickets to multiple tours and save 25% on the public price 
Buy 6 or 7 tickets to multiple tours and save 30% on the public price 
Buy 8 or 9 tickets to multiple tours and save 35% on the public price
Discount will automatically apply when tickets are added to the cart.


Upcoming Parks by Bus Tours

The annual departure of this special CAC tour will be scheduled again next year. To get tour updates, sign up to receive our monthly e-news at