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!

Carol and Larry Levy
Peter Lehman and Family
Wilson Garling Foundation
Jennifer Chow, Steven Minisini, and Family
Arnold Family
Cathy Watt and Joel Speer
Serope Kalpakjian
Sarah Rae Murphy
Brad and Susan Oltmanns
Patricia A. Teplitz
Bob and Rita Havey
Ravindra and Hymavathy Kandula
Lori Sugarman
Linda and Ron Wolf
Pat Aluisi and John Montague
Steve and Jill Smart
Thomas Chibucos
David W. Ruttenerg
Margee Elias
Alison Lewitas
Mary Shanly Watts
Luisa Marcelino Backman
Janalee Nielson
Alex and Elaine Eun
Janis and John Notz
Megan Sleight
Ravindra and Hymavathy Kandula
Margot and Tom Pritzker Family Foundation
Julie and Evan Jahn
Baskin Family Foundation/Judy Wise
Diane Heller
Ronald and Anstiss Krueck
Lori and Steve Kaufman
Marc and Angela Levenstein
Brian and Susan Fargo
Jamie and Bruce Hague
Tom and Janet Sontag
Candice Dias
Max Meyers
Nancy Gidwitz
Karen Howell
Marsha and Hassan Nagib
Jack Butler and John VanderLinden
Matthew Pecorelli
The Everest Family
Tom and Lisa Groos
Ana de Diego
Heiji Black
Debra Hadelman
Cheryl and Jack Neal
James and Danielle Hoeg
Kristina Meszaros
John and Susan Papadopoulos
Kathleen Sargent
Walk the Pond 2018
Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation
Helene and Norm Raidl
Steven and Catherine Jacob Family Foundation
Gayle and Chip Everest
Andrea and Brian Chadwick
D. Elizabeth Price
James Amend
Heidi and Jim Suprenant
Jodi McNally
Melinda and James Munson
Carey and Cindy Brunelli
Tom and Jane Heiden
Fran and Marv Levy
Donnan and Stacey Steele
Doug Widener and Mark Becker
Associated Bank
Martha and Todd Martin
Suzanne Wychocki
Eric Rothfeder
Tom and Bette Sturges
Claire Millet
Eric Steele
Ariele Scodro
Megan Smith
Kevin Li
Robert and Ellen Rosen
Dr. and Mrs. Paul A. Levine
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