Since our founding in 1984, the Lincoln Park Conservancy has been at the forefront of historic conservation, ecological restoration, park programming and management. We were the first public-private partnership in the Chicago Park District and the first park conservancy in the City of Chicago. As a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization, we operate under a formal agreement with the Chicago Park District to restore and maintain our donor- restored park sites.
Working with 1,214 acres of the most highly used, and abused, park land in Chicago means Lincoln Park will always be in need of our assistance. From antiquated play lots to crumbling running paths, and leaking historic buildings to weed-infested gardens, we seek to fill the gap between government budget cuts and the needs of the peoples’ park. Through our focused and expert efforts, we are successfully creating a better park one project at a time.
Our staff and Board of Directors are dedicated to creating and maintaining the highest quality park restorations and programs possible, while providing opportunities for public education and community involvement.
Whether you’re interested in bird watching, historic architecture or playing baseball, Lincoln Park has it all. The Chicago Park District offers a wide range of recreational activities for visitors of all ages. From dog parks and play lots to athletic fields and a 9-hole golf course, we invite you to stroll its miles of walking paths, admire its public art, and enjoy the views of our beautiful city skyline.