Sunshine Playscape

Welcome to the new world of playgrounds!

Well, it isn’t really “new,” in fact, the Sunshine Playscape at the North Pond Nature Sanctuary is all about getting back to basics. For many of us,  our fondest childhood memories that center around play, are rooted in the freedom of exploring the outside world. In those unsupervised moments of watching a bird build a nest, jumping in a pile of autumn leaves, or chasing fireflies in those precious few minutes before sunset and then taking them home in a jar.


Help Us Change The Way Children Play

We invite you to partner with us on this exciting and much-needed park amenity. Medical research has found that regular exposure to outdoor nature settings can reduce ADHD symptoms, increase standardized test scores, improve critical thinking, and reduce stress, anxiety and depression. It’s not bad for parents and grandparents either! Flip through these pages and remember the world of outdoor play.

Your donation allows us to purchase or create the unique play components you are about to see. All donors who adopt a playscape component will be recognized on one donor recognition plaque located in the Lincoln Park Conservancy’s new Sunshine Playscape.

Donate Today

Please visit our crowdfunding page to donate or start a fundraiser on our behalf.

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Thank you to our generous Playscape donors!

The Jahn Family
Peter Lehman and Family
Steven and Catherine Jacob Family Foundation
Jennifer Chow, Steven Minisini, and Family
Andrea and Brian Chadwick
Arnold Family
D. Elizabeth Price
James Amend
Brian and Susan Fargo
Brad and Susan Oltmanns
Patricia A. Teplitz
Bob and Rita Havey
Nancy Gidwitz
Karen Howell
Doug Widener and Mark Becker
Jack Butler and John VanderLinden
John and Susan Papadopoulos
Megan Sleight
Dr. and Mrs. Paul A. Levine
Walk the Pond 2018
Margot and Thomas Pritzker
Helene and Norm Raidl
Baskin Family Foundation/Judy Wise
Wilson Garling Foundation
Ronald and Anstiss Krueck
Steven and Catherine Jacob Family Foundation
Lori and Steve Kaufman
Marc and Angela Levenstein
Serope Kalpakjian
Jodi McNally
Melinda and James Munson
Carey and Cindy Brunelli
Tom and Jane Heiden
Fran Levy
Marsha and Hassan Nagib
Pat Aluisi and John Montague
Associated Bank
Robert and Ellen Rosen
Kathleen Sargent
Ravindra and Hymavathy Kandula
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