Wicker Park

Wicker Park, Bucktown & Ukrainian Village

The neighborhood's favorite green space is home to softball fields, a children's water playground, a winter ice rink, an active dog park, and indoor and outdoor movies.

If you're here anytime from May through September, stop by to see a 16-inch softball game in action. Chicago invented the game a century ago; it uses the same rules as normal softball, but with shorter games, a bigger, squishier ball and no gloves or mitts on the fielders. There's a league that plays in the park on Sundays.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Wicker Park, Bucktown & Ukrainian Village attractions

1. Nelson Algren's House

0.11 MILES

On the 3rd floor of this apartment building writer Nelson Algren created some of his greatest works about life in the once down-and-out neighborhood. A…

2. Flat Iron Building

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Galleries, studios and workshops fill the landmark Flat Iron Building, with contemporary painters, realist photographers, digital animators, pop-art…

4. Paseo Boricua

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The Paseo Boricua, aka Puerto Rican Promenade, is a half-mile-long stretch of Division St where many Puerto Rican shops and restaurants do business. It’s…

6. Document Gallery

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Document organizes exhibitions of contemporary photography, film and media-based works by emerging national and international artists. It shares its large…

7. Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

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Founded in 1971, this collection acts as the westernmost anchor to a string of West Town art galleries. Two rooms display a permanent collection of…

8. Sts Volodymyr & Olha Church

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This church was founded by traditionalists from nearby St Nicholas cathedral, who broke away over liturgical differences and built this showy church in…