Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool Docent Training


Care to share your passion for Lincoln Park?  The Lincoln Park Conservancy and the Chicago Park District are seeking individuals to participate in a docent program at theAlfred Caldwell Lily Pool. Volunteer docents foster a greater appreciation and understanding of this beautiful Lincoln Park site by providing interpretative tours. Beginning on Saturday, April 2, 2016 new docents will begin six weeks of training from area experts on horticulture, the art of interpretation, the history of Lincoln Park, and landscape design. If you love nature, history or horticulture and want to learn more about Lincoln Park, this is the opportunity for you.

Deadline registration: Saturday, March 26, 2016.

Docents give free interpretive tours of the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, one of America’s few landscapes designated as a National Historic Landmark.  The Lily Pool is a Prairie style masterpiece with native wildflowers, wooden pavilion, stratified stonework, and a waterfall. Docents can volunteer on weekends and weekdays. Tours are available to the general public and organizations.

For more information, please contact Julia Bachrach of the Chicago Park District at (312)742-4698, email, or Rebecca Conant Lincoln Park Conservancy Programs Manager at (773)883-7275, email