Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool Docent Training



Docent training takes place each spring.  If you wish to train to be a docent next spring, contact Rebecca Conant Lincoln Park Conservancy Programs Manager at (773)883-7275, email


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 the Alfred 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 8, 2017 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 31, 2017.

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 Rebecca Conant Lincoln Park Conservancy Programs Manager at (773)883-7275, email