About Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park east of Lake Shore Drive is closed to the public.  This includes the Lincoln Park Conservatory. 

Please visit: www.chicagoparkdistrict.com for other Chicago parks in your neighborhood that are open and for updated information on COVID-19 and your Chicago parks.

Follow our Facebook and Instagram links below for daily updates and activities focused on bringing the park and nature to you until we can safely again enjoy Chicago’s largest park and most visited park. 

Framework Plan Map of 1995 - 3rd photo on past projects page

Chicago’s largest park with 1,214 acres stretching from Hollywood Avenue to Ohio Street.

An important natural resource with 15,000 trees and native habitats.

Chicago’s most heavily used park with more than 20 million visitors each year.

A park filled with art, history and nature along the shore of Lake Michigan and right in your “front yard!”

She is always a novelty; for she is never the Chicago you saw when you passed through the last time.

– Mark Twain

Plan a Visit

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.

For more information, please visit www.ChicagoParkDistrict.com

Places to Play


Enjoy miles of lakefront bicycle and running paths, three dog parks, seven play lots, athletic fields, tennis courts, a driving range and golf course, a skate park, basketball courts, three boat harbors, and five beaches.

Natural Areas


More than 7.5 miles of lakefront trails lead you to six designated nature areas, beautiful formal gardens, picnic areas, and plenty of open space.

Public Art & Cultural Institutions


Lincoln Park is home to two great museums, a free zoo, and many historic landmarks and buildings. Public art featured in the park includes 17 monuments, 4 fountains, and an array of modern art and antiquities.

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