Chicago Tribune’s Aug 25th article “25 Things To Do Before The End Of Summer" mentioned Ping Tom Park twice.
#10 Pack a picnic: Bring your picnic basket and spread out on the grass at Chinatown’s Ping Tom Memorial Park, which was originally a Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad yard on the South Branch of the Chicago River. Great place for train spotting, boat spotting and people watching.
#22 Bubble tea time: Swing by Chinatown for a cool treat. Stop by Joy Yee for a bubble tea or Legend Tasty House for Thai rolled ice cream. Walk over to nearby Ping Tom Park with your chilly dessert or drink.