Downtown Hyde Park Chicago is the epicenter of dining, shopping, entertainment, and culture in one of Chicago’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Visitors, neighbors and residents are all invited to see what’s happening in Hyde Park Chicago.

Hyde Park Farmers Market

The Hyde Park Farmers Market

New Location | 54th and Lake Park West | 1516 E. 54th

Sundays, June – September, 9am – 1pm

The Hyde Park Chicago Farmers Market is open 9 am – 1pm every Sunday (new dates/times) for organic foods, fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, honey, jams and more. Please visit us in the Hyde Park Bank Building Parking Lot. Vehicular traffic and public parking will be limited for the safety of all market shoppers. #HPFM2021

12:PM – Lunch

Start your Hyde Park Chicago experience by visiting Chant restaurant at 1509 East 53rd Street (773-324-1999) for a scrumptious lunch inspired by global cuisine. Chant’s offerings are not to just to feed the body; but the mind and soul as well.

1:30 PM – Shopping

Walk across the street to Harper Court to shop the local shops such as Villa the premier lifestyle fashion retailer, or Ulta Beauty for your beauty products. After leaving Ulta dip into Starbucks for that afternoon Latte you have been craving.

2:30 PM – Movie

An afternoon matinee in Hyde Park is a great stop for family and friends. Harper Theater shows the latest popular movies without the inflated ticket prices. The expanded concessions also make it a great stop for an adult beverage or cocktail.

4:00 PM – Treat Yourself

If you did not fill up on popcorn and candies at Harper Theater, stop by Kilwins next door for the finest quality traditional down-home confections and Ice Cream. How could you resist? We all scream for Ice Crème?

How to Get Here

By Car

Downtown Hyde Park is accessible both by Lake Shore Drive, US-41 and the Dan Ryan Expressway, I-90/94.


Harper Court Private Drive – There are a limited number of metered quick parking spots located on the private drive at the west end of the drive by Harper Avenue.

Harper Court Garage – The entry ramp is located on Lake Park Avenue just south of 52nd Street.

Harper Avenue Surface Lot – Located just north of the Harper Theater and Kilwin’s between 52nd and 53rd Streets.

Parking is available via ParkMobile and SpotHero.

Lake Shore Drive

From Lake Shore Drive, you can get to Downtown Hyde Park using the Hyde Park Boulevard, 53rd Street, or 57th Street Exits.

Dan Ryan Expressway

From the Dan Ryan Expressway, use exit 57B to head east on Garfield Boulevard. Continue on Garfield Boulevard until you reach Lake Park Avenue, and you will have arrived.

By Train

The Metra Electric District line of Chicago’s Metra commuter rail serves downtown Hyde Park. Hyde Park stations include the 51st/53rd Street Station, the 55th-56th-57th Street Station, and the 59th Street, University of Chicago Station. View tickets and schedules at the Metra Website.

By Bus

Downtown Hyde Park is served by the following CTA Bus Lines:

  • #2 – Hyde Park Express
  • #4 – Cottage Grove
  • #6 – Jackson Park Express
  • #10 – Museum of Science and Industry
  • #15 – Jeffery Local
  • #28 – Stony Island
  • #55 – Garfield
  • #59 – 59th/61st