tigerkat24 (tigerkat24) wrote in little_details,

Chicago's parks?

I'm writing a fanfiction (Dresden Files/Dogma crossover, in case you're interested, but the fandom doesn't really matter for this question) in which a character runs away and gets lost in a park. The story is set in Chicago. Questions are as follows:

1) My research seems to indicate that Lincoln Park is Chicago's biggest park. Is this true?

2) For Chicago natives; is Lincoln Park big enough to get lost in? The character in question is a ten-year-old girl.

3) If it is big enough to get lost in, is it big enough to hide a small battle? Noise is not a problem, and the number of participants shouldn't need to go above a hundred or so. I'm looking for line-of-sight issues more than I'm worried about noise; magic is a given in the fandom in question, and thus noise can be deus-ex-machina'd away. If line-of-sight issues would be a problem, what would police response times be like in the area around Lincoln Park? I've looked all over for information, and all I can find is an article about response times being substantially higher on the South Side in minority neighborhoods. The battle will be relatively brief, at night, and due to outside forces there won't be any evidence left. I guess overall what I'm asking is if about a hundred people could have a huge fight around midnight for say, ten minutes, and then escape before the police arrive in Lincoln Park.

4) Last question, I swear... I've looked all over the Chicago Park District website and can't find anything regarding park hours or fences or such. Is the park easily accessible after dark? Would people be in it at midnight? I'm thinking no, because city parks at midnight are a Bad Idea, but in general...

Thank you very much in advance!
Tags: usa: illinois

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