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Many people love the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool. It has become a place of respite from the City, and recently from COVID-19. But what do you know about its long history in the Park? As we celebrate the 20 year anniversary of the Conservancy’s and......

The Summer is halfway over and we have been busy in the Park with volunteers and an increased staff presence. While stewardship volunteer numbers are still down about 30% compared to 2019, we surpassed 2020 metrics long ago, now having nearly doubled last year’s numbers.......

The North Pond restoration project is rounding its final corner to be ready to begin work this fall. Recently the Conservancy met with the Chicago Park District to share 95% design plans and receive final comments and questions from various CPD departments. With that process......

Chocolate is derived from cacao seeds which are found in pods like this one (Theobroma Cacao) in the Conservatory’s Palm Room. Not only does it taste delicious, but chocolate has a rich cultural history as well! Native to central and South America, the story of......

The virtual Auction for Lincoln Park highlights the work of local artists and makers who have generously donated their work in support of Chicago’s largest and most visited Park. Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the locally and nationally renowned artists who have generously contributed to the 2021 Auction:......

Spring is in full swing again in Lincoln Park, and our field staff are working hard to keep up with all the beautiful greenery popping up everywhere.   With special thanks to many stewardship volunteers this year, we have been able to keep apace with the......

by Rebecca Conant On May 26th of this year, Alfred Caldwell would have been 118 years old. In honor of his birthday and the 20th anniversary year of the Conservancy and Park District’s Lily Pool restoration, we’re highlighting some of the interesting stories about the......

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