Sometimes things in Chicago can go a bit too fast. Often, I accept the speed to keep up and other times I really just need to relax. When I want a tranquil oasis in this urban environment I go to the ALfred Caldwell Lily Pool.
This place is conveniently right next to the zoo so you can see some fun animals after or before you visit this place. I like to walk around or just sit and watch the animals in the pond. Keep your eye out for turtles, frogs, ducks and a few small fish. The lily pads bloom in the spring time so it’s really nice to come around then. The structure in the middle of the area is a great place to take a date or just chill on your own. There are a number of places to sit and enjoy nature around the pool or just walk around to get different perspective. Keep an eye out for the trails and the signs designating naturally local foliage.