Margate Park Fieldhouse

  • 4921 N. Marine Drive   Chicago, Illinois 60640 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Jennifer Runge
  • Park Phone: (312) 742-7522

Located in the Lincoln Park community (east of Sheridan Road, and midway between Foster and Lawrence Avenues), Margate Park fieldhouse sits within the grounds of Lincoln Park. The fieldhouse is equipped with a gymnasium, a fitness center, a kitchen, and several clubrooms available for rental. Outside, the park features a dog-friendly area, community garden, and ADA accessible soft-surface playground with colorful mosaics decorating the area.

Parents will appreciate the opportunity for their tots / preschoolers to increase their socialization and coordination skills in programs such as: Moms Pops & Tots Interaction, Badminton, Play Group, Bitty Basketball, Baby & Me Yoga, Art & ABCs, Kickball, Recreational Tumbling, Fun & Games, Soccer, Tot Spot—and, in the summer: Day Camp and Play Camp. Margate Park is one of the sites for the popular Park Kids after school program for youth; Winter and Spring-Break Camps, as well as school-holiday special events, are available during days when school is temporarily closed. Recreation for youth includes: baseball, basketball, floor hockey, soccer, softball, track & field, volleyball—and, in the summer: day camp and sports camp. Teens can make new friendships in Teen Club, as well as basketball, floor hockey, soccer, and volleyball. Adults / seniors can enjoy the fitness center, conditioning, yoga, zumba, walking club, and volleyball.

Annual special events include the Halloween “drive in” movies, Roller Skate with Santa, and an outdoor Movie in the Park.

History

Lincoln Park began as a small public cemetery on the northernmost boundary of Chicago where victims of cholera and small pox were buried in shallow lakeside graves. Aware of the public health threat, citizens began demanding the cemetery's conversion to parkland in the 1850s. In 1860, the city reserved a 60-acre unused section, naming it Lake Park. Shortly after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (1809-65), 16th President of the United States, the park was renamed in his honor. The city allocated $10,000 for improvements, and nurseryman Swain Nelson created and implemented the park's first plan. An early donation of mute swans marked the beginnings of the Lincoln Park Zoo. Citizens argued for the removal of the remaining burial ground. This contributed to a larger parks movement, and in 1869, the state legislature created three park districts: the South, West, and Lincoln Park Commissions, each responsible for the parks and boulevards in its region. Under the direction of the Lincoln Park Commission, bodies were exhumed and relocated to other cemeteries, and the park was expanded south to North Avenue and north to Diversey Parkway. Severe winter storms in 1885 resulted in the construction of a breakwater system which included the first of many landfill projects extending Lincoln Park's boundaries. The independent park commissions were consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934, and Lincoln Park was expanded north to Foster Avenue. A final expansion in the 1950s brought the park to its current size of 1,208 acres. Throughout Lincoln Park's history, renowned artists, landscape designers, and architects contributed to its development. These included sculptor Augustus-Saint Gaudens, landscape designers Ossian Cole Simonds and Alfred Caldwell, and architects Joseph Lyman Silsbee and Dwight H. Perkins.

Parking/Directions

Metered parking is available in the lot on site.  Get rates and additional information.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Margate Diamond - T-Ball

Margate Diamond - T-Ball

Location Notes: 4921 N. Marine Drive

 Puptown

Puptown

Location Notes: 4900 N Marine Drive

Notes: .38 acres, located at Lawrence and Sheridan. Doggie drinking fountain.

Margate Fieldhouse

Margate Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 4921 N. Marine Drive

Hours: , ,

Margate Fitness Center

Margate Fitness CenterAccessible

Hours: , ,

Notes:

Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year

Descriptors: ADA Accessible Equipment

Margate Gymnasium

Margate Gymnasium

Location Notes: 4921 N. Marine Drive

Margate Clubrooms

Margate Clubrooms

Location Notes: 4921 N Marine Drive

Margate Picnic Groves

Margate Picnic Groves

Location Notes: 4921 N. Marine Drive

Bill Hersh Playground

Bill Hersh Playground

Location Notes: 4921 N. Marine Drive

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 9, 2017.

Click on the program name links below for program descriptions, availability information and to register online now (if available).

Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Margate 205036InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/12 22:45From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 6:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$23.00
Art & ABCs at Margate 205035InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/13 16:15From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$23.00
Art & ABCs at Margate 205037InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/16 21:00From September 16, 2017 to December 2, 2017
Each Saturday from 4pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
$23.00
Ballet - Beginner at Margate 205135InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 22:15From September 11, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
$23.00
Ballet - Beginner at Margate 205136InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 22:15From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$23.00
Basketball - Open at Margate 205243OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/09/11 19:00From September 11, 2017 to November 22, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
$30.00
Basketball - Open at Margate 205244OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/09/11 19:00From September 11, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$0
Basketball - Open at Margate 222272OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
$50.00
Basketball - Open at Margate 205245OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$10.00
Basketball at Margate 205355InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$23.00
Basketball at Margate 205356InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:45From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$23.00
Basketball Skills at Margate 205447InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/16 14:30From September 16, 2017 to December 2, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, November 25, 2017
$23.00
Basketball Skills at Margate 205448InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 15:30From September 16, 2017 to December 2, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, November 25, 2017
$23.00
Basketball Skills at Margate 205449InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/16 16:30From September 16, 2017 to December 2, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, November 25, 2017
$10.00
Bitty Basketball at Margate 205503InstructionSports - BasketballAt least but less than 5Coed2017/09/12 16:45From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$23.00
Bitty Basketball at Margate 205502InstructionSports - BasketballAt least but less than 5Coed2017/09/15 22:15From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$23.00
Conditioning at Margate 205715InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/12 18:00From September 12, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$0
Floor Hockey at Margate 206097InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$23.00
Floor Hockey at Margate 206098InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 21:45From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$23.00
Fun and Games at Margate 206173InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least but less than 2y 7m Coed2017/09/15 14:30From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$23.00
Fun and Games at Margate 222270InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 5Coed2017/09/16 18:30From September 16, 2017 to December 2, 2017
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, November 25, 2017
$23.00
Line Dance Partnership at Margate 206720InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2017/09/12 23:30From September 12, 2017 to December 19, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$5.00
Mighty Munchkins at Margate 206786InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2017/09/11 15:45From September 11, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Each Monday from 10:45am to 11:15am
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
$23.00
Mighty Munchkins at Margate 206815InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2017/09/14 14:30From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$23.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Margate 206814InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2017/09/12 14:30From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10am
$23.00
Music and Movement at Margate 206903InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2017/09/11 16:30From September 11, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Each Monday from 11:30am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
$23.00
Music and Movement at Margate 222271InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2017/09/13 17:00From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$23.00
NERF Soccer at Margate 206952InstructionSports - SoccerAt least but less than 5Coed2017/09/14 16:45From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$23.00
NERF Soccer at Margate 206951InstructionSports - SoccerAt least but less than 5Coed2017/09/15 16:45From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$23.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Margate 207019InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/13 15:45From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:45am to 11:15am
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$23.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Margate 207020InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/13 22:45From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$23.00
Park Kids - Fall at Margate 207100InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 19:30From September 5, 2017 to December 22, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 6pm
$125.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Margate 207172Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 19:30From September 5, 2017 to June 18, 2018$375.00
Pickleball at Margate 222091InstructionSports - Pickleball55 and upCoed2017/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$0
Pilates at Margate 207222InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/12 15:15From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11am
$32.00
Pilates at Margate 207223InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/14 15:15From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$32.00
Soccer at Margate 207696InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/13 21:00From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$23.00
Soccer at Margate 207697InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 21:45From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$23.00
Teen Club at Margate 222276OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$0
Teen Leadership Club - Fall at Margate 208021InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/09/05 19:30From September 5, 2017 to December 22, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 6pm
$20.00
Teen Leadership Club - Fall Winter Spr at Margate 208022Activity_PackageSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/09/05 19:30From September 5, 2017 to June 18, 2018$60.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Margate 222268InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/13 14:45From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:45am to 10:15am
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$23.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Margate 222269InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/15 15:15From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 10:15am to 10:45am
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$23.00
Tot Spot at Margate 222273OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/11 17:15From September 11, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Each Monday from 12:15pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
$20.00
Tot Spot at Margate 208297OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/12 14:45From September 12, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:45am to 11:15am
Each Thursday from 9:45am to 11:15am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$40.00
Volleyball League - 3 on 3 at Margate 208469Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upFemale2017/09/29 00:15From September 28, 2017 to February 1, 2018
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 9:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Thursday, December 28, 2017
$270.00
Winter Break Camp at Margate 208571CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/12/26 15:00From December 26, 2017 to December 29, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 6pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 6pm
Each Friday from 9am to 6pm
$48.00
Winter Break Camp at Margate 208572CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2018/01/02 15:00From January 2, 2018 to January 5, 2018
Each Tuesday from 9am to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 6pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 6pm
Each Friday from 9am to 6pm
$48.00
Yoga at Margate 222262InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/09/12 16:15From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$32.00
Yoga at Margate 208668InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2017/09/12 17:30From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Yoga at Margate 222263InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/09/14 16:15From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$32.00
Yoga at Margate 208669InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2017/09/14 17:30From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$0
Yoga Partnership at Margate 208701PartnershipGroupWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/09/14 00:00From September 13, 2017 to December 20, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$5.00
Zumba Partnership at Margate Cancelled206721PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/28 23:30From September 28, 2017 to December 21, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$5.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Winter at Margate 213358InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 20:30From January 8, 2018 to March 23, 2018
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 6pm
$125.00
Teen Leadership Club - Winter at Margate 214164InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2018/01/08 20:30From January 8, 2018 to March 23, 2018
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 6pm
$20.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Margate 219285InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2018/03/26 19:30From March 26, 2018 to June 18, 2018
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 6pm
$125.00
Teen Leadership Club - Spring at Margate 220209InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2018/03/26 19:30From March 26, 2018 to June 19, 2018
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 6pm
$20.00

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Located in the Lincoln Park community (east of Sheridan Road, and midway between Foster and Lawrence Avenues), Margate Park fieldhouse sits within the grounds of Lincoln Park. The fieldhouse is equipped with a gymnasium, a fitness center, a kitchen, and several clubrooms available for rental. Outside, the park features a dog-friendly area, community garden, and ADA accessible soft-surface playground with colorful mosaics decorating the area.

Parents will appreciate the opportunity for their tots / preschoolers to increase their socialization and coordination skills in programs such as: Moms Pops & Tots Interaction, Badminton, Play Group, Bitty Basketball, Baby & Me Yoga, Art & ABCs, Kickball, Recreational Tumbling, Fun & Games, Soccer, Tot Spot—and, in the summer: Day Camp and Play Camp. Margate Park is one of the sites for the popular Park Kids after school program for youth; Winter and Spring-Break Camps, as well as school-holiday special events, are available during days when school is temporarily closed. Recreation for youth includes: baseball, basketball, floor hockey, soccer, softball, track & field, volleyball—and, in the summer: day camp and sports camp. Teens can make new friendships in Teen Club, as well as basketball, floor hockey, soccer, and volleyball. Adults / seniors can enjoy the fitness center, conditioning, yoga, zumba, walking club, and volleyball.

Annual special events include the Halloween “drive in” movies, Roller Skate with Santa, and an outdoor Movie in the Park.

Lincoln Park began as a small public cemetery on the northernmost boundary of Chicago where victims of cholera and small pox were buried in shallow lakeside graves. Aware of the public health threat, citizens began demanding the cemetery's conversion to parkland in the 1850s. In 1860, the city reserved a 60-acre unused section, naming it Lake Park. Shortly after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (1809-65), 16th President of the United States, the park was renamed in his honor. The city allocated $10,000 for improvements, and nurseryman Swain Nelson created and implemented the park's first plan. An early donation of mute swans marked the beginnings of the Lincoln Park Zoo. Citizens argued for the removal of the remaining burial ground. This contributed to a larger parks movement, and in 1869, the state legislature created three park districts: the South, West, and Lincoln Park Commissions, each responsible for the parks and boulevards in its region. Under the direction of the Lincoln Park Commission, bodies were exhumed and relocated to other cemeteries, and the park was expanded south to North Avenue and north to Diversey Parkway. Severe winter storms in 1885 resulted in the construction of a breakwater system which included the first of many landfill projects extending Lincoln Park's boundaries. The independent park commissions were consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934, and Lincoln Park was expanded north to Foster Avenue. A final expansion in the 1950s brought the park to its current size of 1,208 acres. Throughout Lincoln Park's history, renowned artists, landscape designers, and architects contributed to its development. These included sculptor Augustus-Saint Gaudens, landscape designers Ossian Cole Simonds and Alfred Caldwell, and architects Joseph Lyman Silsbee and Dwight H. Perkins.

Metered parking is available in the lot on site.  Get rates and additional information.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.