Polk Bros Park
Polk Bros Park is dedicated to Chicagoans everywhere: to all those who dream, dare, work together, and build a better life, not only for themselves but for their community and for generations to come. Through them—and through the work of the Polk Bros. Foundation—the Polk family and its entrepreneurial and philanthropic spirit live on.
South Dock Promenade
Travel editors and visitors alike have acclaimed the pedestrian south dock of Navy Pier as one of the best boardwalks in America.Read More
Travel editors and visitors alike have acclaimed the pedestrian south dock of Navy Pier as one of the best boardwalks in America. At 2,000 feet long, the south dock runs west to east and is connected to the Pier, inviting you to experience the activities and attractions that dot its path.
A few highlights from this promenade include dining and sightseeing cruise boats and, of course, Lake Michigan.
As part of The Centennial Vision for Navy Pier, recent and ongoing improvements made to the south dock have included new paving stones, tree groves and native plantings as well as a green infrastructure for the Pier’s stormwater management system. Access to the lake and lakefront views, big sky and the Chicago skyline are all within your line of sight from the south dock.
The Crystal Gardens is a six-story glass atrium with 50-foot arched ceilings and holds over 80 live palm trees, lush foliage, hanging “twinkle lights” and dancing “leapfrog” fountains.Read More
Thank you for your interest in The Crystal Gardens on Navy Pier! The Crystal Gardens is a beautiful indoor, one-acre – botanical garden.
We facilitate events between 100 and 1,500 people, making it the ideal corporate event venue for groups of any size.