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Important Covid-19 update: In an effort to ensure that the Lincoln Park Conservatory is as safe as possible for all, beginning 1/7/21 all visitors (ages 5 and up) must show proof of vaccination to enter the Conservatory.  Proof can include a physical vaccine card, a photocopy of...

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...

Throughout the year, Lincoln Park’s beauty and tranquility provide an escape from city life. From the Lincoln Park Conservatory, to the Lincoln Gardens, the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, the Sunshine Playscape and more, the Lincoln Park Conservancy is committed to preserving, protecting and enhancing this gem of Chicago...

[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...

By Sierra Chmela Perhaps the most anticipated event of fall is the spectacular transformation of treetops from bright green to vivid hues of red, orange, and yellow. This mesmerizing display of color is the result of fall’s shorter days. As trees receive less and less sunlight they stop...

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