The Hyde Park Experience

I have lived in Hyde Park on Lake Michigan for over thirty years.
I love Hyde Park. Here are some reasons

I first came to Hyde Park in 1966, when I entered the doctoral program at the University of Chicago. After finishing my PhD in 1973, I settled in Hyde Park, for the cultural life and the lakefront.

Lake Michigan
The University of Chicago

The Promontory Point is a favorite spot for swimmers, dog-owners, bikers, picnickers, kite-fliers, ball players, runners, skaters, and, of course, walkers.

The Promontory Point

East End Avenue

The parks in Hyde Park are part of Jackson Park, a lakefront park system designed by Frederick Law Olmsted for the community.
In 1893 it was the site of the Columbian Exhibition.

The Hyde Park Art Center is a treasure to all the Hyde Park artists, like me.

The Parks

The Hyde Park Art Center

The restaurants in Hyde Park come in many flavors--Thai, Italian, Chinese, Caribbean, Japanese, Greek---

The Art Fair on the first weekend in June attracts national attention to Hyde Park.

The Restaurants

Art Fair

Gardening is a Hyde Park passion.

Everyone can be in the July 4 parade.



Independence Day Parade

Farmers' Market -Thursdays in summer

The University of Chicago Service League

Osaka Garden Festival

Doug Anderson leads bird walks and tours of the 1893 White City site in Jackson Park

George Rumsey teaches computer courses in the Hyde Park Bank and is an unfailing mentor to the Service League.

The History: Hyde Park Historical Society
Doug Anderson leads a tour.


George Rumsey,

White City in Chicago

The Columbian Exposition of 1893

The Museum of Science and Industry was the Palace of Fine Arts

The University of Chicago brings classic theatre to Hyde Park at Court Theatre.

There are many miles of wonderful bike trails along the lake and through the parks of Hyde Park.


The Theatre. Pericles, April 2003


Bike Trails

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