The Niles Veteran's Memorial Waterfall is open to the public seven days a week. The waterfall is located at the south west corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Touhy Avenue. The waterfall features the Veterans Memorial Monument erected in 1999 and President Abraham Lincoln bench that created in 2001 by artist Jeff P. Garland.
Dedicated to Our Veterans
On Memorial Day, May 31, 1999, Niles dedicated the waterfall at Touhy Avenue and Milwaukee Avenue as an appropriate monument in memory of those Niles residents who served our country so nobly. Each year the Niles VFW Post 3579 holds a Memorial Day Ceremony and Veterans Day Ceremony to honor all those who have served or our serving our great country.
At the May 31, 1999 ceremony, the American flag and the POW/MIA flag were raised for the first time and have been permanently displayed at this memorial site.
General Information & Parking
Free parking is available just south off of Milwaukee at Newark Avenue. Turn west on Newark and follow signs for Waterfall Parking. No permit or fee is required to take pictures for weddings or special occasions.
Take a Photo with Honest Abe
The statue was donated to Niles from the City of Chicago "couches" exhibit in 2001. President Lincoln and the bench are onsite in the warm months and taken down for the winter. Unfortunately, over the years weather and vandals have altered the bench and its design but each year Honest Abe comes back for visitors to enjoy!