Address: 125 W Fullerton Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614
Hours: 7:30am to the earlier of sunset or 7:30pm mid-April to mid-November, weather permitting. The Lily Pool is closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday the weekend of the Chicago Air and Water Show.
Daytime Phone: (773) 883-7275
Chicago Park District 24-Hour Security: (312) 747-2193
Handicap Accessibility: The Lily Pool is handicapped accessible, except for a section of the main walkway adjacent to the waterfall. Wheelchair entrance and adjacent parking can be accessed on Cannon Dr. just south of Fullerton Pkwy before entering the Lincoln Park Zoo parking kiosks.
Docent Tours: Volunteer docents are on-site mid-May to October Fridays from 1pm-4pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-2pm. Private or group tours are available by appointment with at least seven days advance notice. Please call the Lincoln Park Conservancy office.
Permits: Events, professional photography, and filming require a permit in advance – contact us at (773) 883-7275.
Visitor Etiquette: While visiting the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, please:
Photography Guidelines: To ensure a positive experience for all, please:
Visitors are welcome to take photos for personal use.
Permits are required for posed and commercial uses:
To obtain a photography permit, email us at:
Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in you being asked to leave the Lily Pool.
Address: 2391 N Stockton Dr., Chicago, IL 60614
Under public health safety guidelines, the Lincoln Park Conservancy and Chicago Park District are excited to announce that the Lincoln Park Conservatory is open to the public on a limited basis.
Updated guidance from the Chicago Park District requires that masks be worn by all individuals in the building.
Hours: Wednesdays through Sundays from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, last admission at 2:00 pm.
Registration required for entry. Timed entry every 15-minutes from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, all guests must exit by 3:00 pm.
A limited number of pre-registered, timed-access tickets to enter the Lincoln Park Conservatory will be released on a rolling basis one week prior to the visitation date.
To reserve a ticket, visit our Eventbrite page or find button below. Please be sure to review the Covid-19 required changes described here.
Daytime Phone: (312) 742-7736
Handicap Accessibility: Two wheelchairs are available for your convenience while visiting the Conservatory, but must remain within the building. Wheelchairs are free and may be borrowed on a first-come, first-served basis, with a credit card or driver’s license, which will be held for deposit until the wheelchair is returned.
Detailed Covid-19 mitigation measures:
To ensure a positive experience for all, please:
Visitors are welcome to take photos for personal use. Please don’t use tripods, lighting, reflectors, or props.
Permits are required for:
Obtain a permit from the Chicago Park District:
Docent Tours: Docents are available and willing to share their knowledge of Chicago, the Conservatory, and the Plants in the Conservator with all interested visitors.
Visitor Etiquette: While visiting the Conservatory & Gardens, please:
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2022 Spring Show Calendar
To learn more about the Conservatory visit our Conservatory project page.
COVID-19 Self Check
All visitors are encouraged to complete this self check before visiting the Conservatory.
• Have you, or anyone in your household, had any of the following symptoms because of an unknown cause in the last 14 days: Fever (temperature over 100.3 F), Cough, Sore Throat, Shortness of Breath, a Loss of Smell or Taste.
• Have you, anyone in your household, or anyone you have been in close contact with, been diagnosed with COVID-19, or been placed on quarantine for possible contact with COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
• Have you or anyone in your household traveled to a high transmission area outside of Illinois or the country in the past 14 days?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, please schedule your visit for another date. We look forward to welcoming you then.
Address: The 15-acre sanctuary is located in Lincoln Park between Fullerton and Diversey Parkways, and Stockton and Cannon Drives.
Hours: 6 am to 11 pm every day
Daytime Phone: (773) 883-7275
Handicapped Accessibility: The North Pond Nature Sanctuary is handicapped accessible, except for certain mulched shoreline paths and the fly-casting pier.
Visitor Etiquette: While visiting North Pond Nature Sanctuary, please:
Why We Ask You Not to Feed Wildlife:
Public parking is available for $28 a day in the lot directly behind the Conservatory at 2391 N Stockton Dr. The lot entrance is on Stockton Dr just south of Fullerton Pkwy. Street parking may also be available on Stockton or Cannon Drives between Diversey and Fullerton Parkways.
CTA bus service on the 151 Sheridan and 156 LaSalle routes stop near the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool and Lincoln Park Conservatory & Gardens at Fullerton Pkwy & Stockton Dr. The 151 and 156 routes also stop adjacent to the North Pond Nature Sanctuary on Stockton Dr at the Arlington, Roslyn, or Wrightwood Ave stops. CTA bus routes 134 and 143 also stop at Roslyn during certain times of the day.
Visit Divvy Bikes for more information.