Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool

Photo: Earth Day 2022 The Conservancy enjoyed a productive April caring for Chicago's largest and most visited Park. We kicked off the season with Volunteering Untapped, whose hardworking volunteers helped ready the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool for the season by weeding invasives, clearing paths and cutting...

            The Lincoln Park Conservancy depends heavily on volunteers to beautify the park and keep our natural areas healthy. We are pleased to offer multiple options for getting your hands dirty with us: North Pond Gardeners meet every other Saturday morning in the spring, summer and fall....

By: Janet Jaramilla and Mary Kay Kammer  [caption id="attachment_5160" align="alignleft" width="225"] Lily Pool Pavilion reflected in the pond and surrounded by fall trees.[/caption] Janet and I have been friends since our long-ago grade school days in the western suburbs. We didn’t know exactly what we were getting into...

By Jackie DeThorne Recently, I was asked two questions about volunteering and donating. "Why do you volunteer/donate and why do you support the Lincoln Park Conservancy specifically?" My initial thoughts were it’s good for the city and it’s good for me, but then I thought on...

[caption id="attachment_5385" align="alignleft" width="300"] North Pond view South[/caption] Lincoln Park is a free public resource but maintaining and caring for the Park comes at a significant cost. One way the Conservancy helps is by providing private support for public benefit. Two timely examples of our fundraising...

[caption id="attachment_5459" align="alignleft" width="300"] Visitors learn about the plants and animals that inhabit the Lily Pool, and the pavilions designed by Alfred Caldwell.[/caption] The Conservancy was thrilled to participate in Open House Chicago in-person this year, especially because 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of our and...

20th Anniversary of the Lily Pool Restoration Celebration, part of Open House Chicago & the Conservancy’s Fall Into the Park events season.  In honor of both the 20th Anniversary of the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool Restoration and the virtual component of Open House Chicago, we are celebrating the Lily Pool throughout October....

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