Located just east of Chicago's venerable pumping station, tiny Seneca Park provides a quiet oasis from the bustling Magnificent Mile.
It features a lawn with shaded walkways and a playlot. On the lawn sit two sculptures by nationally recognized artists: Ben, a bronze horse by sculptor Debra Butterfield, and Farmer's Dream, an abstract piece by sculptor Richard Hunt. The playlot is named in honor of Eli Schulman (1910-1988), a well-known restaurateur who was active in promoting recreational activities for children. During his varied career, Schulman served as deputy coroner and on the board of McCormick Place. The park itself takes its name from adjacent Seneca Street, named for the Iroquois tribe of upstate New York.