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Directions and Parking for Atkins Garden of Medicinal Plants

West Atkins Parking Map

Driving Directions

From the north: Take the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) east to the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) west; take the second exit (Ashland Avenue); turn left (south) onto Ashland Avenue; turn right (west) onto Taylor Street; turn right (north) onto Wood Street. The garden is one block north of Taylor Street on the right at the southeast corner of Polk Street, immediately north of the College of Pharmacy.

From the west: Take the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) east to the Ashland Avenue exit; turn right (south) onto Ashland Avenue; turn right (west) onto Taylor Street; turn right (north) onto Wood Street. The garden is one block north of Taylor Street on the right at the southeast corner of Polk Street, immediately north of the College of Pharmacy.

From the east: Take Harrison Street or Roosevelt Road west to Wood Street. If taking Harrison Street, turn left (south) onto Wood Street; the garden is one block south of Harrison Street on the left at the southeast corner of Polk Street, immediately north of the College of Pharmacy. If taking Roosevelt Road, turn right (north) onto Wood Street; the garden is two blocks north of Roosevelt Road on the right at the southeast corner of Polk Street, immediately north of the College of Pharmacy.

From the south: Take the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) west; take the Roosevelt Road exit (1200 South); turn left (west) onto Roosevelt Road to Wood Street; turn right (north) onto Wood Street; the garden is two blocks north of Roosevelt Road on the right at the southeast corner of Polk Street, immediately north of the College of Pharmacy.

Parking

Parking is available for visitors in two structures within two blocks of the garden. Hourly fees are charged. Both structures have spaces designated for vehicles displaying state-issued disability license plates. For additional information regarding visitor parking at UIC, contact UIC Parking Services at (312) 413-5850 or email at parking@uic.edu.  A detailed map of the West Campus is available.

The Wood Street Parking Structure (WSPS) is one-and-a-half blocks south of the garden. Enter from Wood Street, one half-block south of Taylor Street.


The Paulina Street Parking Structure (PSPS) is approximately one block southeast of the garden. Enter from Paulina Street, just north of Taylor Street.Metered street parking is also available within walking distance of the Garden.

Public Transportation

CTA Blue Line trains (Douglas Branch to 54th & Cermak) stop at Polk Street, one half-block east of the garden. The Blue Line offers service to O’Hare International Airport.

CTA Buses on routes 9, 12, 37, and 50 all pass within one to three blocks of the garden.

For additional CTA information, call (312) 836-7000 or visit transitchicago.com.