Several parks spread throughout the Near North Side area, giving residents easy access to green space. If you're feeling athletic, head to Stanton Park and use the outdoor basketball courts, indoor pool
Families in the Near North Side enjoy the kid-friendly Seward Park, which houses a dance studio, a playground and organized sporting events throughout the year. Walk your dogs at the dog-friendly
area in the A. Montgomery Ward Park on North Kingsbury Street.
The bottom edge of Lincoln Park extends into the neighborhood, providing a long stretch of lakefront trail for running and biking. Locals flock to Oak Street Beach in the summer for sand volleyball, swimming and excellent views of the Chicago skyline. The beach hosts professional volleyball tournaments and makes an ideal place to watch the annual Chicago Air Show. Leave your dogs and beer at home; neither can come to the beach. Oak Street Beach, along with all other public parks in the Near North Side, cost nothing to enter.