Chicago’s Grant Park is a large public greenspace next to Lake Michigan near several CTA stations in the Loop. Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute of Chicago, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Butler Field, gardens and sports facilities are some of the many features of the park, which stretches from Randolph Street to the Museum Campus.
Things to Know
- Grant Park is so large that there are more than five CTA stations and three Metra stations to choose from when commuting here.
- The Lakefront Trail travels near the park if you are renting a Divvy bike or have your own bike to ride. Multiple Divvy docks are in or next to the park.
See below to learn which park destinations are near each station to plan your trip. Stations are listed north to south starting with CTA. From all stations, walk east to reach the park.
The Randolph/Wabash Station on the brown, pink, orange and green line is at the north end of the park near Millennium Park, Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), Harris Theater, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Maggie Daley Park and the ice skating rink.
This station is not handicap accessible, however, so be prepared to walk up and down stairs. The Lake Station on the red line is the closest handicap-accessible station at this end of the park.
Monroe (Red and Blue)
If you are traveling on the red or blue line, the Monroe (Red) and Monroe (Blue) CTA stations are the place to go for easiest access to Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Maggie Daley Park, Butler Field and Cloud Gate.
The next station on the brown, pink, orange and green lines, the Adams/Wasbash Station is near the Art Institute of Chicago, Butler Field, Buckingham Fountain and the start/end of the Chicago Marathon. It’s also a good station for access to the many festivals in the park.
If you are commuting on the red line, the Jackson (Red) CTA Station is best for Butler Field, Buckingham Fountain, Chicago Marathon, North Rose Garden and North President’s Court.
The Harrison CTA Station on the red line is also near Buckingham Fountain as well as the South Rose Garden, South President’s Court, Spirit of Music Garden, Formal Gardens, Chicago Marathon and Hutchinson Field tennis courts and baseball diamonds.
Last but not least, the Roosevelt CTA Station (red, orange, green lines) is at the south end of Grant Park next to the Museum Campus. Attractions such as The Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium are part of the campus.
The Millennium Station is at the north end of the park near Cloud Gate, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Harris Theater, Lyric Opera House and Maggie Daley Park. The central station, Van Buren Street, provides easiest access to Buckingham Fountain and Butler Field. Lastly, Museum Campus is closest to Hutchinson Field and the area museums.