Lincoln Park Conservancy


Lincoln Park Conservancy

Lincoln Park is Chicago's largest public park at 1,208 acres, which stretches from Hollywood/Ardmore Avenue to Ohio Street. It connects the city and its people to Lake Michigan and some of the city's best beaches. The southern portion is also Chicago's oldest park, originally planned in 1865 by Swain Nelson. Many of its historic structures are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Today, Lincoln Park has become Chicago's nature campus, connecting millions of Chicagoans to the natural world with its gardens, ponds, bird sanctuaries, and major attractions such as the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, the Lincoln Park Conservatory and Gardens, the Lincoln Park Zoo, and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

The Chicago Park District offers a full range of recreational activities in Lincoln Park for visitors of all ages. There are bicycle paths, dog parks, play lots, athletic fields, tennis courts, a driving range, miniature golf, a skate park, basketball courts, three boat harbors, five beaches, and the 9-hole, par 36 Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course. Stroll the miles of walking paths and you will see tree-lined picnic areas, a rowing lagoon, public art, and two dozen historic fountains and monuments. Whether you're interested in bird watching, history, or playing baseball Lincoln Park has it all.

For more information about Lincoln Park, please visit the Chicago Park District's website

Chicago Skyline From Lincoln Park

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