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Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool

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Why locals love it

The Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool is a hidden pond surrounded by flowers and plants and beautiful architecture. It's a lovely shady spot to rest and reflect, and it is a popular spot for small wedding ceremonies. Some people (like me) like to include the path around the pond on their running routes. Overall it's a zen, peaceful oasis in the city.

Why you should visit it

Anyone into landscape architecture or the Prairie school of architecture will appreciate Caldwell's design, and flower and plant lovers will enjoy the flora. It has a long history too - built in 1889, renovated in 1938, and restored in 2002. Visit the pond to escape the heat and crowds of people on a summer day!

Special tip

The pond closes at dusk. Also, consider mosquito repellant, as it can get a little buggy sometimes.

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