Suburban Skyview: Scenic overlook at Lake Glenview creates a suburban oasis

Situated on a hill on the northeast edge of Lake Glenview, a scenic overlook is part of an aerial view of a suburban oasis taken on a recent spring afternoon.

Once part of Naval Air Station Glenview, which closed in 1995, 45-acre lake and surrounding Gallery Park provide visitors with numerous opportunities for recreation.

Subtle elements in the photo include a fisherman trying his luck on the shoreline below the overlook, and the Chicago skyline on the horizon toward the upper left.

Even in mid-May, tall grass has yet to turn green, and wildflowers have yet to appear. The wait will be worth it, though; by late summer, a number of blooms will provide a burst of color to the scene.

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