The Chicago Park District presents a free self-guided audio tour of Palmisano Park. You can either download the tour to an MP3 player, burn a CD, or listen to it online. The tour includes a map with stopping points that correspond with the audio tracks. If you visit each place and listen to the tracks, your walking tour will take approximately 40 minutes.
Explore Palmisano Park (referred to as Stearns Quarry Park in the tour) – Chicago’s newest and most unusual park-- and learn about its natural and designed features. Transformed from an old stone quarry in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood, the park has a sustainable design with wetland terraces, native plants, and a fishing pond. The tour is lead by Julia Bachrach, who was the Chicago Park District historian at the time this project was created. She is joined by some of the people who helped create the park: Claudine Malik of the Chicago Park District and Bob Foster a former Chicago Park District employee, along with Ernest Wong of Site Design Group.
A printable map comes in a PDF format. You can follow the track sequence or tailor the tour to suit your own interests and time frame.