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Skate Boarding in East Monroe Gap, Chicago, Illinois USA

Opening time:
No
Features:
Gap, stairs, others
Fee:
No
Chicago is the seat of Cook County, Illinois, USA. It is the third most populous city in the US and the most populous city in both the American Midwest and Illinois. Nicknamed as The Second City or Windy City, Chicago is situated on the southeastern shores of Lake Michigan, in the northeastern Illinois.

One popular sport in Chicago is Skate Boarding. If you love to skate, you can do it everywhere. From streets to parks, skateboarders can roll their boards on anything that can be rolled. In Chicago there is a place, where many skateboarders are gathering and practicing their best to jump higher and land on their board.

East Monroe Gap aka Stairwell Gap is not a skatepark as the ones you know. It is not a skatepark at all. It is a gap that is coming off the top of a stairwell that goes into a parking garage.

The run up on the roof of the stairs in front of the entrance is short, but is enough to setup for tricks. Landing is kind of chipped up, but this shouldn’t cause any problems with riding away. Good thing on impromptu skateparks is that they never close!

You can enjoy your favorite sport as long as you want, trying to overcome the gap… Besides the gap, there are also stairs and some other features nearby, as pavements and some benches. If you like to skate free from skatepark obligations, this is the place for you.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Springfield
202 miles/325 km, 3 hours 11 minutes
Head east on E Myrtle St toward S 5th St. Turn right onto S 5th St. Continue onto I-55 BUS S/I-55 Loop S/S 6th St. Continue to follow I-55 BUS S/I-55 Loop S. Take the exit onto I-72 E toward I-55 N/Decatur/Chicago. Continue onto I-55 N. Take the U.S. 41 N/Lake Shore Drive N exit on the left. Merge onto U.S. 41 N/S Lake Shore Dr. Turn left onto E Jackson Dr. Turn right onto S Columbus Dr. Turn right onto E Randolph St. Destination will be on the right.
BY CAR FROM Lawrenceville
262 miles/421.6 km, 4 hours 25 minutes
Head west on State St toward 11th St. Turn right onto IL-1 N/15th St. Continue to follow IL-1 N. Turn left onto IL-133 W/W Jasper St. Continue to follow IL-133 W. Turn right to merge onto I-57 N. Merge onto Interstate 94 W. Keep left to continue on Interstate 94 Express W. Take exit 53C toward Interstate 55 N/Stevenson Expressway/Lake Shore Drive/22nd Street. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for I-55 N/Stevenson Expy/Lake Shore Dr and merge onto I-55 N/Stevenson Expy. Take the U.S. 41 N/Lake Shore Drive N exit on the left. Merge onto U.S. 41 N/S Lake Shore Dr. Turn left onto E Jackson Dr. Turn right onto S Columbus Dr. Turn right onto E Randolph St. Destination will be on the right.
BY AIR
Chicago O'Hare International Airport,
18.6 miles/30 km
BY TRAIN

If you wish to travel by train, Amtrak has stations almost in the entire Illinois. Take a train from anywhere in the US or Illinois and abort in Chicago – Union Station, IL (CHI). From there you can use the public transportation or rent a car.

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