Lincoln Park Cultural Center

  • 2045 N. Lincoln Park West   Chicago, Illinois 60614 [View Map]
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  • Facility Supervisor: Lauren Quinn
  • Facility Phone: (312) 742-7726
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Located in the heart of Lincoln Park, Clark Street at Lincoln Park West, the Chicago Park District's cultural gem, Lincoln Park Cultural Center boasts wide variety of cultural and recreational programming throughout the year.

We encourage you to checkout our lapidary and stained glass shop, the ceramics studio, and the full service woodshop. For those with little ones we have an early childhood center filled with fun and exciting programs. Enjoy one of our special events in the auditorium or take a dance lesson in the dance studio.

AWARDS: The American Planning Association (APA) 2010 National Planning Excellence, Leadership, and Achievement Awards honor the outstanding planning initiatives and individuals of the previous year.

APA singled out Lincoln Park as one of the 2009 Great Public Spaces in America, for its world class amenities, historic landmarks and buildings, and for the wide range of activities available to park users. Most notably, Lincoln Park is the result of a long-standing commitment by city leaders and citizens to protect 1,200 acres of some of Chicago's most valuable lakefront real estate for the public's use and benefit.

 

 

History

The Lincoln Park Cultural Center is housed in a handsome red brick building that once served as the park’s administrative headquarters.  Built in 1927, the Georgian Revival style building was designed by architect Edwin Hill Clark.  The son of a commission merchant, Clark (1879–1967) grew up in Chicago and graduated from Yale University.  He went on to study architecture at Chicago’s Armour Institute (now IIT) and began working in the office of architect William Otis in 1903.  Several years later, the two formed a partnership known as Otis & Clark, which continued until 1919.  Clark then briefly practiced with two brothers, Chester and Russell Walcott and went on to establish his own firm in the mid 1920s, in which he remained busy until his retirement in 1947.

Edwin H. Clark became well-known for producing stately buildings that represented a range of period-revival styles.  A longtime resident of Winnetka, he designed many elegant north shore homes, such as the Henry T. Stanton House in Winnetka, and the Charles H. Quinlan, and James Ward Thorne estates in Lake Forest.  He also worked closely with Mrs. James Ward Thorne on a series of famous miniature rooms that are now in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Clark’s work also includes the Winnetka City Hall, Chicago’s Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium (now North Park Village) and the planning and design of Brookfield Zoo.  In addition to the Administration Building (now the Cultural Center), Clark produced several other buildings in Lincoln Park, such as the Waveland Clock Tower, the Small Animal House (now Primate House), and Aquarium (now the Reptile House) in the Lincoln Park Zoo.

The Chicago Tribune published a rendering of Clark’s design for Administration Building in 1926.  The following year, the Lincoln Park Commissioners contracted with O’Neil Construction to build the structure for a cost of approximately $125,000.  When it first opened, the administrative headquarters included a board room, offices for the president, commissioners, superintendent, secretary, auditing and bookkeeping, and police departments, as well as an interior basement garage.

After only seven years, the building’s functions shifted when the city’s twenty-two independent park commissions were consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934.  The new agency maintained a park police force of over 700 patrolmen with stations in several parks, including a squad room and lieutenant’s office on the first floor of the Lincoln Park Administration Building.  The building also provided offices for other staff members, including photographers, who had darkroom spaces in the basement.  By the early 1940s, the basement was designated as the system’s North District Police Station.  At the same time, the rest of the facility was used for community meetings and various classes including lapidary and jewelry making, costume design, photography, and fly tying and tackle construction.  After the park police force was consolidated into the Chicago Police Department in 1959, the basement station was adapted to arts and crafts facilities such as a wood shop.  In 1965, the building was officially renamed the Lincoln Park Cultural Center and staffed with professional drama, music, puppetry, crafts, and dress and millinery design instructors.  Many similar programs continue to flourish in the building today.

Parking

Paid parking is available in nearby Chicago Park District lots.  Get rates and additional information.

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

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Location Notes: Lincoln Park Cultural Center

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture, Temporary

Lincoln Fieldhouse

Lincoln Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 2045 W. Lincoln Park West

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Lincoln Jewelry/Lapidary Studio

Lincoln Jewelry/Lapidary Studio

Lincoln Clubroom

Lincoln Clubroom

Location Notes: 2045 W. Lincoln Park West

Notes: Dance Studio

Lincoln Clubroom

Lincoln Clubroom

Location Notes: 2045 W. Lincoln Park West

Notes: Playroom

Lincoln Clubroom

Lincoln Clubroom

Location Notes: 2045 W. Lincoln Park West

Notes: Small Clubroom

Lincoln Clubroom

Lincoln Clubroom

Location Notes: 2045 W. Lincoln Park West

Notes: Auditorium

Lincoln Woodshop

Lincoln Woodshop

Location Notes: 2045 W. Lincoln Park West

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 view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 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 Camp at Lincoln 205046CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/12/11 16:00From December 11, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$26.00
Back & Balance at Lincoln 205104InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/12 17:30From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$0
Ballet - Beginner at Lincoln 205128InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 17:15From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:15pm to 12:45pm
Each Thursday from 12:15pm to 12:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$44.00
Ballet - Beginner at Lincoln 205131InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/09/12 14:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$44.00
Ballet - Beginner at Lincoln 205133InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/12 16:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$44.00
Ballet - Beginner at Lincoln 205129InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/14 16:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$44.00
Ballet - Beginner at Lincoln 205132InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2017/09/16 15:30From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:15am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
$55.00
Ballet - Beginner at Lincoln 205130InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 16:30From September 16, 2017 to November 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
$44.00
Ballet Conditioning at Lincoln 205153InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2017/09/13 17:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 12:15pm to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$44.00
Cardio Conditioning at Lincoln 205586InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/12 18:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$44.00
Ceramics at Lincoln 205609InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/09/13 23:00From September 13, 2017 to November 25, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 9:30am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
$104.00
Ceramics at Lincoln 205607InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture60 and upCoed2017/09/13 18:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$0
Ceramics at Lincoln 205608InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2017/09/13 21:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$55.00
Conditioning at Lincoln 205709InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/11 14:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$0
Conditioning at Lincoln 205710InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/11 15:00From September 11, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
$0
Cross Training at Lincoln 205758InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/11 19:30From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$0
Eco Explorers at Lincoln 205940InstructionCamps - Special InterestAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 21:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$44.00
Fun and Games at Lincoln 207266InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/09/11 21:15From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$44.00
Fun and Games at Lincoln 206168InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 17:45From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$44.00
Gymnastics at Lincoln 206251InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 16:30From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 11:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 11:30am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$44.00
Gymnastics at Lincoln 206250InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/09/12 16:30From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11:30am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$44.00
Jewelry Making/Lapidary at Lincoln 206385InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2017/09/12 17:30From September 12, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
$120.00
Jewelry Making/Lapidary at Lincoln 206386InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
$120.00
Kiddie College - Fall at Lincoln 206442InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 17:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$148.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spr at Lincoln 206452Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 17:00From September 11, 2017 to May 25, 2018$444.00
Lincoln Park Zoo Crew at Lincoln 206713InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$44.00
Low Impact Aerobics at Lincoln 206750InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/09/12 19:15From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 3:15pm
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 3:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$44.00
Mixed Media - Drawing at Lincoln 206791InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 15:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$55.00
Mixed Media - Drawing at Lincoln 206792InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2017/09/16 18:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, October 28, 2017
$55.00
Mixed Media - Painting at Lincoln 206797InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/21 17:45From September 21, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$55.00
Mixed Media - Painting at Lincoln 224326InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2017/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$55.00
Mixed Media - Painting at Lincoln 206796InstructionCulture and Arts - Painting18 and upCoed2017/09/15 17:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$55.00
Mixed Media Arts at Lincoln 206799InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2017/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 9:30am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
$55.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Lincoln 206856InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/11 14:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
$49.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Lincoln 206855InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/15 14:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$49.00
Music and Movement at Lincoln 206899InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 16:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$44.00
Music and Movement at Lincoln 206900InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/09/14 14:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$44.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Lincoln 207017InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/12 15:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 10:30am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$28.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Lincoln 207018InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/14 15:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to 10:30am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$28.00
Park Kids - Fall at Lincoln 207096InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2017/08/29 19:45From August 29, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 6pm
$192.00
Park Kids - Fall at Lincoln 207095InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/29 19:45From August 29, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 6pm
$192.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Lincoln 207169Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2017/08/29 19:45From August 29, 2017 to June 8, 2018$576.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Lincoln 207168Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/29 19:45From August 29, 2017 to June 8, 2018$576.00
Pilates at Lincoln 207218InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/12 18:30From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$0
Pilates at Lincoln 207219InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/13 18:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$0
Pilates at Lincoln 207217InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/15 18:15From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$55.00
Pilates at Lincoln 207220InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/16 14:15From September 16, 2017 to December 2, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
$55.00
Play School at Lincoln 207267InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/11 15:30From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 10:30am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$114.00
Seasonal Sports at Lincoln 207363InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports60 and upCoed2017/09/15 19:15From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 2:15pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$0
Stained Glass at Lincoln 207817InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2017/09/12 17:30From September 12, 2017 to November 25, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
$88.00
Stained Glass at Lincoln 207816InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
$88.00
Step Aerobics at Lincoln 207822InstructionWellness - Aerobics60 and upCoed2017/09/13 15:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$0
Storytime at Lincoln 207842InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 17:10From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 12:10pm to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$23.00
Storytime at Lincoln 207841InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 10:30am
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$23.00
Stretching at Lincoln 207868InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/12 20:30From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$0
Teen Club at Lincoln 207990OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/12 22:15From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$0
Tot Spot at Lincoln 208292OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/12 14:30From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$49.00
Walking Club at Lincoln 208500OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2017/09/13 14:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$0
Where the Wild Things Roam at Lincoln 208527InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 16:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$44.00
Woodcraft at Lincoln 208615InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/09/11 18:00From September 11, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$76.00
Woodcraft at Lincoln 208616InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$76.00
Woodcraft at Lincoln 208613InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:15From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$44.00
Woodcraft at Lincoln 208617InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/09/13 18:00From September 13, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$76.00
Woodcraft at Lincoln 208618InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/09/13 23:00From September 13, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$76.00
Woodcraft at Lincoln 208614InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$34.00
Wooden Sailboat Building at Lincoln 208629InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAnyCoed2017/09/15 15:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 10:30am to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$34.00
Wooden Sailboat Building at Lincoln 224327InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAnyCoed2017/09/15 20:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$34.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Kiddie College - Winter at Lincoln 212776InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 18:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 15, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
$148.00
Park Kids - Winter at Lincoln 213354InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 20:45From January 8, 2018 to March 23, 2018
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 6pm
$192.00
Park Kids - Winter at Lincoln 213353InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 20:45From January 8, 2018 to March 23, 2018
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 6pm
$192.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Kiddie College - Spring at Lincoln 218655InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/04/02 17:00From April 2, 2018 to June 8, 2018
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$148.00
Park Kids - Spring at Lincoln 219281InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2018/04/02 19:45From April 2, 2018 to June 26, 2018
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 6pm
$192.00
Park Kids - Spring at Lincoln 219280InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/03/26 19:45From March 26, 2018 to June 19, 2018
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 6pm
$192.00

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Located in the heart of Lincoln Park, Clark Street at Lincoln Park West, the Chicago Park District's cultural gem, Lincoln Park Cultural Center boasts wide variety of cultural and recreational programming throughout the year.

We encourage you to checkout our lapidary and stained glass shop, the ceramics studio, and the full service woodshop. For those with little ones we have an early childhood center filled with fun and exciting programs. Enjoy one of our special events in the auditorium or take a dance lesson in the dance studio.

AWARDS: The American Planning Association (APA) 2010 National Planning Excellence, Leadership, and Achievement Awards honor the outstanding planning initiatives and individuals of the previous year.

APA singled out Lincoln Park as one of the 2009 Great Public Spaces in America, for its world class amenities, historic landmarks and buildings, and for the wide range of activities available to park users. Most notably, Lincoln Park is the result of a long-standing commitment by city leaders and citizens to protect 1,200 acres of some of Chicago's most valuable lakefront real estate for the public's use and benefit.

 

 

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Artworks & Monuments 0
Artworks & Monuments 0
Ceramics Studios 2045 W. Lincoln Park West 0
Cultural Centers 0
Fieldhouse 2045 W. Lincoln Park West 0
Lapidary Studios 2045 W. Lincoln Park West 0
Meeting/Event Space 2045 W. Lincoln Park West 1 Dance Studio
Meeting/Event Space 2045 W. Lincoln Park West 1 Playroom
Meeting/Event Space 2045 W. Lincoln Park West 1 Small Clubroom
Meeting/Event Space 2045 W. Lincoln Park West 1 Auditorium
Woodshops 2045 W. Lincoln Park West 0

The Lincoln Park Cultural Center is housed in a handsome red brick building that once served as the park’s administrative headquarters.  Built in 1927, the Georgian Revival style building was designed by architect Edwin Hill Clark.  The son of a commission merchant, Clark (1879–1967) grew up in Chicago and graduated from Yale University.  He went on to study architecture at Chicago’s Armour Institute (now IIT) and began working in the office of architect William Otis in 1903.  Several years later, the two formed a partnership known as Otis & Clark, which continued until 1919.  Clark then briefly practiced with two brothers, Chester and Russell Walcott and went on to establish his own firm in the mid 1920s, in which he remained busy until his retirement in 1947.

Edwin H. Clark became well-known for producing stately buildings that represented a range of period-revival styles.  A longtime resident of Winnetka, he designed many elegant north shore homes, such as the Henry T. Stanton House in Winnetka, and the Charles H. Quinlan, and James Ward Thorne estates in Lake Forest.  He also worked closely with Mrs. James Ward Thorne on a series of famous miniature rooms that are now in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Clark’s work also includes the Winnetka City Hall, Chicago’s Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium (now North Park Village) and the planning and design of Brookfield Zoo.  In addition to the Administration Building (now the Cultural Center), Clark produced several other buildings in Lincoln Park, such as the Waveland Clock Tower, the Small Animal House (now Primate House), and Aquarium (now the Reptile House) in the Lincoln Park Zoo.

The Chicago Tribune published a rendering of Clark’s design for Administration Building in 1926.  The following year, the Lincoln Park Commissioners contracted with O’Neil Construction to build the structure for a cost of approximately $125,000.  When it first opened, the administrative headquarters included a board room, offices for the president, commissioners, superintendent, secretary, auditing and bookkeeping, and police departments, as well as an interior basement garage.

After only seven years, the building’s functions shifted when the city’s twenty-two independent park commissions were consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934.  The new agency maintained a park police force of over 700 patrolmen with stations in several parks, including a squad room and lieutenant’s office on the first floor of the Lincoln Park Administration Building.  The building also provided offices for other staff members, including photographers, who had darkroom spaces in the basement.  By the early 1940s, the basement was designated as the system’s North District Police Station.  At the same time, the rest of the facility was used for community meetings and various classes including lapidary and jewelry making, costume design, photography, and fly tying and tackle construction.  After the park police force was consolidated into the Chicago Police Department in 1959, the basement station was adapted to arts and crafts facilities such as a wood shop.  In 1965, the building was officially renamed the Lincoln Park Cultural Center and staffed with professional drama, music, puppetry, crafts, and dress and millinery design instructors.  Many similar programs continue to flourish in the building today.

Paid parking is available in nearby Chicago Park District lots.  Get rates and additional information.

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

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