When you go to a huge city you sometimes really want to escape to somewhere that is a bit greener and has a piece of quiet. Well, in Chicago in Lincoln Park Zoo there is a Nature Boardwalk where you can relish in the nature.
The Nature Boardwalk opened in 2010 and cost $12 million to make, it is just over 600,000 square feet in size. The area has won a number of awards including Distinguished Building Award 2011 from the American Institute of Arhitects, Golden Trumpet for Community Relations 2011 from the Publicity Club of Chicago and the Patron of the Year 2010 from the Chicago Architectural Foundation just to name a few.
The boardwalk is home to a number of different features including half a mile of a boardwalk trail, a huge pond where you can walk around to see a variety of the Illinois wildlife and also see a stunning view of the Chicago skyline. Since it opened in 2010 the trail the nature walk is now home to hinders of new plants and trees.
I visited the Nature Boardwalk in 2011 when it was still quite new so I don’t think I saw it to its full potential but I still loved it.