Lincoln Park Conservancy





PROJECTS

Lincoln Park Conservancy

CURRENT PROJECTS

Highlights of our current projects are listed below. For more detail on a specific project, please click the project link to the left.

ALFRED CALDWELL LILY POOL

The $2.4 million restoration of the Lily Pool to landscape architect Alfred Caldwell's original 1936 design gained this hidden gem National Historic Landmark status. We currently manage the Lily Pool in partnership with the Chicago Park District, providing our own dedicated field staff to maintain the structures and landscape.

Through the Lincoln Park Docent Program, we provide training and supervision to volunteer docents who tell the story of Caldwell's vision and interpret the history, design, flora and fauna of the Lily Pool to thousands of visitors and groups each year.

ADOPT-A-MONUMENT PROGRAM

Begun in 1984, our Adopt-A-Monument Program matches individual donors, foundations, and corporations with public art pieces located within Lincoln Park that require conservation. Potential donors are invited to contact our development team for more information.

LINCOLN PARK CONSERVATORY & GARDENS

Our most recent project is a completed Master Plan for the restoration of the Lincoln Park Conservatory and Gardens. Among the many improvements included in this comprehensive plan designed by David Woodhouse Architects is the addition of educational space and green technologies while maintaining the structure's original charm.

Through the Lincoln Park Docent Program, we provide training and supervision to volunteer docents who interpret the history, design, and plant collections within this Victorian glass house and its two outdoor gardens.

LINCOLN MONUMENT GARDENS

Revisiting a past project from 1989, we are planning a re-planting of the once award-winning garden beds that grace the parkway leading to the Standing Lincoln sculpture, which was renovated in 1989 by our friends at Sara Lee Corporation through our Adopt-A-Monument Program.

We are currently seeking donors for the 8,200 s.f. garden renovation. Donors are encouraged to contact our development team for more information.

NORTH POND NATURE SANCTUARY

We are currently developing a Master Plan to complete the original vision of the Nature Sanctuary that began with its 1999 rehabilitation. If you would like to make a donation to the North Pond Master Plan Fund, please contact our office.

Through the Lincoln Park Docent Program, we provide training and supervision to volunteer docents who tell the story of North Pond's 130-year history, its flora which includes over 150 species of native Midwestern plants, and its ever-changing fauna including 230 species of resident and migratory birds.

The North Pond Gardeners Program is comprised of 120 volunteers (and counting) who tend to the Sanctuary's landscape under the supervision of our staff every other Saturday morning from late May to early October.

The Lincoln Park Conservancy has been spearheading successful park projects since 1984. For information on our past projects, please click the project links to the left.

For information on our volunteer programs, please visit our Volunteer Page.

To contact our development team, call 773-883-PARK or email info@LincolnParkConservancy.org.



Lily Pool After Restoration to Alfred Caldwell's Original Design
The Conservatory and Garden
July 13, 1989 rededication ceremony to celebrate a successful restoration.
View Across North Pond Nature Sanctuary



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