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Lincoln Park Conservancy Announces $3 Million Donation for North Pond Restoration Project

This gift, in addition to a $1 million pledge and other support puts the total amount raised to over $4.25 million, which is 60% of the project budget.

Read more about this exciting development here.

2020 Auction for Lincoln Park raises over $80,000 in support of Lincoln Park and North Pond!

The 2020 Auction for Lincoln Park raised more than $80,000 in support of the Lincoln Park Conservancy’s work throughout the Park and to fund our restoration of North Pond. Thank you to everyone who participated. Our greatest asset in our work is you! 

If you weren’t able to participate in the Auction, you can still donate or purchase items in support of our work here. 

COVID-19 Statement – July 2020

Lincoln Park west of Lake Shore Drive is open to the public. Playgrounds and the Conservatory remain closed at this time. The Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool is now open. Lincoln Park east of Lake Shore Drive is now open, including the recreation path. Please visit: for additional information.

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Restoring Lincoln Park’s Art, Architecture, and Nature Since 1984

We are an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that identifies, preserves and enhances the natural, historical and cultural assets of Lincoln Park.

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About Us

Our experience in park restoration spans over 35 years. We have privately funded improvement projects of every size from historic buildings and monuments to natural areas, gardens and play lots – raising millions to benefit the park.

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If you like being part of a team or prefer a more solitary volunteer experience, we have a program to fit your style. We offer volunteer opportunities for any level of commitment.

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We continually strive to improve Chicago’s largest park for all who use it and for the environment that sustains it. Find your special way to support our mission.

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Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool

Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool

Lincoln Park Conservatory & Gardens

Lincoln Park Conservatory & Gardens

North Pond Nature Sanctuary

North Pond Nature Sanctuary

Lincoln Monument & Garden

Lincoln Monument & Garden

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North Pond Virtual Public Meetings

We are excited to announce public meetings to discuss the restoration of North Pond. Meetings will be hosted over Zoom on 3 dates: Wednesday, November 11, 5:30-7:30 pm Saturday, November 14, 9:30-11:30 am Tuesday, November 17, 1-3 pm Register to attend and to submit questions in......

2020 Annual Appeal

You can help Lincoln Park by supporting the Lincoln Park Conservancy during our annual appeal. The Conservancy’s past projects include the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, the Abraham Lincoln Gardens and most recently the new Sunshine Playscape. Our current project is a three-year plan to restore the......

North Pond Restoration Update

This summer has been busy as the Conservancy plans for the upcoming restoration of North Pond.  All of our background studies necessary to help us understand the Pond and the best approaches to restoring it have been completed.  In July we hosted a feedback session with our......

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