Hours

Park Hours
Day Time slot Comment
Sunday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Monday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Tuesday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Thursday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Friday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Saturday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Fieldhouse Hours
Day Time slot Comment
Sunday Closed
Monday 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Description

Lincoln Park totals 1,188.62 acres and it lies along the lakefront from Ohio Street Beach in the Streeterville neighborhood, northward to Ardmore Avenue in Edgewater. The section of Lincoln Park adjacent to the Lincoln Park neighborhood contains the Lincoln Park Zoo, Lincoln Park Conservatory, Theatre on the Lake, a rowing canal, the Chicago History Museum, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, the North Pond Nature Sanctuary, Lincoln Park Archery Range (used by Lincoln Park Archery Club and North Side Archery Club), North Avenue Beach and Oak Street Beach, numerous playing fields, a very prominent statue of General Grant as well as, a famous statue of Abraham Lincoln and many other statues.

Be sure to check out one of the five playgrounds in Lincoln Park.  Visit the newly renovated playground just off of Lake Shore Drive at Hollywood, it has a great water spray feature as well. The playground was renovated under the ChicagoPlays! program.

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

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 as 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

Paid parking is available in a number of Chicago Park District lots in the area.  Get rates and additional information.

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

Advisory Council

Contact: Ellen Issacson,   President
Phone: (773) 743-2881
Meeting Details:

2nd Wednesday of the month

Map & Facilities

Lincoln Park Conservatory

2391 N. Stockton Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614
United States

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(312) 742-7736
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(312) 746-5250
Chess Pavilion
Chess Pavilion

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lincoln Playground-Montrose
Lincoln Playground-Montrose

4500 N. Lake Shore Drive.
Chicago, IL 60614
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Hollywood and Lake Shore Drive
Hollywood and Lake Shore Drive

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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South Lagoon Flower Garden

North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lincoln Park - Bacino's | Concession

Diversey Pkwy & Lakeshore drive
Chicago, IL 60614
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(773) 880-9633
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William Shakespeare Monument
William Shakespeare Monument

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Dr. José Rizal Monument
Dr. José Rizal Monument

4900 N. Marine Drive
Chicago, IL 60614
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Margate Park Playground Art
Margate Park Playground Art

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Alternatives
Alternatives | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lincoln North Ave Volleyball Court

North Ave & Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lincoln Park - Peace Garden

Lakefront Trail
Chicago, IL 60640
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Fountain Girl
Fountain Girl | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Putnam Chain
Putnam Chain | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Chevron
Chevron | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lincoln Playground-Morrie Mages
Lincoln Playground-Morrie Mages

3920 N. Recreation Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614
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Hug Chicago Mural
Hug Chicago Mural | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Spintronic

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Palm House
Lincoln Park Conservatory

2391 N. Stockton Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614
United States

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Lincoln Park - Daniel's | Concession

West Wilson Drive
Chicago, IL 60640
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(773)501-3046
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Wing I | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Dying to Survive
Dying to Survive | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Mid Summer Gate
Mid Summer Gate | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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American Bison
American Bison | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lincoln Park Oak Street Volleyball Court

Oak Street & Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lincoln Park - Bill Jarvis Migratory Bird Sanctuary

2 West Belmont Harbor Drive
Chicago, IL 60657
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Garden Figure
Garden Figure | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Rabbit and Butterfly
Rabbit and Butterfly | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Chicago Fire Relic
Chicago Fire Relic

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lincoln Playground-Roscoe
Lincoln Playground-Roscoe

3300 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614
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Indian Land Dancing
Indian Land Dancing | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Steelroots
Steelroots | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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The jewelry and lapidary workshop at Lincoln Park Cultural Center
Lincoln Park Cultural Center

2045 N. Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60610
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Lincoln Park - Lakeshore Bike N Tune | Concession

601 West Waveland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613
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(773) 348-7668
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You Know What You Should Do
You Know What You Should Do | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Dying to Survive - Phoenix Ascending - Trilogy
Dying to Survive - Phoenix Ascending - Trilogy | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Montrose Beach DFA

601 West Montrose Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613
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Belmont Harbor

3600 North Recreation Drive
Chicago, IL 60613
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Lincoln Soccer Turf

2045 N.Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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30-foot-high bold, bright and green Self-Portrait sculpture by iconic HIV/AIDS activist and artist, the late Keith Haring.
Self Portrait | Artwork

3100 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60657
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General Philip Henry Sheridan Monument
General Philip Henry Sheridan Monument

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Rhythm and Views
Rhythm and Views | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Children’s Fountain
Children’s Fountain

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lincoln Playground-S
Lincoln Playground-S

2120 N. Stockton Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614
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Jane Addams Mosaic
Jane Addams Mosaic | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Sunform
Sunform | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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North Avenue Beach
North Avenue Beach

1601 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
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312-74-BEACH
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Lincoln Park - Noel's Tacos | Concession

Foster & Lakeshore drive
Chicago, IL 60614
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Outside view of the Chicago History Museum
Chicago History Museum

1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
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(312) 642-4600
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East Gate Arch
East Gate Arch | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Montrose Harbor

601 W. Montrose Drive
Chicago, IL 60614
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Belmont Harbor Beach DFA

Belmont & Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lincoln Park Southfield

1650 N. Stockton Drive
Chicago, IL 60614
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Goddess of Youth
Goddess of Youth | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Richard Oglesby Monument
Richard Oglesby Monument

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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City Hall Relic
City Hall Relic

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lincoln Playground-Simonds
Lincoln Playground-Simonds

4850 N. Simonds Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614
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Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller Monument
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller Monument

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course
Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Theater on the Lake at Fullerton and Lake Shore Drive
Theater on the Lake

2401 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lincoln Park - Park Bait | Concession

200 West Montrose Harbor Drive
Chicago, IL 60640
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(773) 271-2838
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Outside view of Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

2430 N Cannon Dr
Chicago, IL 60614
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Elephant Drinking Fountain
Elephant Drinking Fountain

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Mother and Baby Pygmy Hippo
Mother and Baby Pygmy Hippo | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Benjamin Franklin Monument
Benjamin Franklin Monument

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lincoln Park Telscer Water Spray Feature

Briar & Lake Shore Drive West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Gorilla
Gorilla | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Rites of Spring
Rites of Spring | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Come to Light
Come to Light | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lincoln Playground-St. Andrews
Lincoln Playground-St. Andrews

929 W. Hollywood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Monument
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Monument

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Ten Thousand Ripples
Lincoln Park Ten Thousand Ripples | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Edgewater Beach Community Garden
Edgewater Beach Community Garden

4921 N. Marine Drive
Chicago, IL 60640
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Lincoln Park - Tennis on the Lake | Concession

601 West Waveland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613
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Brightly colored birds made form recycled materials are perched on the branches of a dead tree.
Fancy Birds | Artwork

2430 North Cannon Drive
Chicago, IL 60614
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Eli Bates Fountain
Eli Bates Fountain

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Nekay
Nekay | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Buena Avenue Underpass Murals
Buena Avenue Underpass Murals | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lincoln Park Waveland Tennis Court

3700 N. Recreation Drive
Chicago, IL 60614
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Grandmother's Garden

Stockton Dr. & Webster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
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Robert Cavelier de LaSalle Monument
Robert Cavelier de LaSalle Monument

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Couch Tomb
Couch Tomb | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lincoln Playground-Sunshine
Lincoln Playground-Sunshine

2650 N. Cannon Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614
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John Peter Altgeld Monument
John Peter Altgeld Monument

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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The Alarm
The Alarm | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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A Signal of Peace
A Signal of Peace | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
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Lincoln Park Archery Range

Belmont Harbor
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lincoln Park - Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary

200 W. Montrose Harbor Dr.
Chicago, IL 60660
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Emanuel Swedenborg Monument
Emanuel Swedenborg Monument

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Old Fishing Hole
Old Fishing Hole | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Café Brauer Cermanic Tile Murals
Café Brauer Cermanic Tile Murals | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lincoln Park Wilson Skate Park
Wilson Skate Park

Wilson and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60614
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The Great Garden

2391 N. Stockton Dr
Chicago, IL 60614
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Roscoe Playground Art
Roscoe Playground Art

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Cummings Playground Art
Cummings Playground Art

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lincoln Playground-Telscer
Lincoln Playground-Telscer

3100 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614
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Kwa-Ma-Rolas
Kwa-Ma-Rolas | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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The Lesson
The Lesson | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Abraham Lincoln:The Man
Abraham Lincoln: The Man | Monument

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lincoln Basketball Court - Outdoor

2045 N.Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lincoln Park - Kathy Osterman Beach Natural Area

5937 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60660
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Endless
Endless | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Pathfinders
Pathfinders | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Charitas
Charitas | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lincoln Park Zoo Polar Bear
Lincoln Park Zoo

2001 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614
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Hands Clasped in Earnest
Hands Clasped in Earnest | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Rowing Lagoon

2045 Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Curve XXII
Curve XXII | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lion Fountain
Lion Fountain

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lakeview Community Garden
Lakeview Community Garden

2845 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60614
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Ulysses S. Grant Monument
Ulysses S. Grant Monument

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Adelor
Adelor | Monument

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lincoln Baseball Field

2045 N.Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lincoln Park - North Pond

2610 N Cannon Dr
Chicago, IL 60614
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Eugene Field Memorial
Lincoln Park - Eugene Field Memorial

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Peace and Justice
Peace and Justice | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Checkmate-Knight
Checkmate-Knight | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lincoln Playground-Cummings
Lincoln Playground-Cummings

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Hans Christian Andersen Monument

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Seal and Sea Lion
Seal and Sea Lion | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Diversey Driving Range

141 W. Diversey Parkway
Chicago, IL 60614
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Living and Growing
Living and Growing | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Large Walking Figure I
Large Walking Figure | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Vardiman Greene Black Memorial
Vardiman Greene Black Memorial

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Alexander Hamilton Monument
Alexander Hamilton Monument

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lincoln Park Football/Soccer
Lincoln Wilson Football/Soccer

4400 N. Lakeshore Drive
Chicago, IL 60614
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Bird's eye view of Montrose Beach Dunes Natural Area
Lincoln Park - Montrose Beach Dunes Natural Area

900 W Montrose Harbor Dr
Chicago, IL 60640
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For the Young at Heart
For the Young at Heart | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Peace Garden Mosaic
Peace Garden Mosaic | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Checkmate
Checkmate | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Playground at Diversey Drive Range
Lincoln Playground-Diversey Driving Range

221 W. Diversey Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614
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Heron
Heron

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Siblings
Siblings | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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William C. Niesen Memorial Fountain
William C. Niesen Memorial Fountain

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Diversey Harbor

2601 N. Cannon Drive
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lowland Gorilla Family
Lowland Gorilla Family | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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Limestone Lion
Limestone Lion | Artwork

1200 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60614
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Fall day at Caldwell Lily Pond in Lincoln Park
Lincoln Park - Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool

Cannon Drive and Fullerton Parkway
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lincoln Park Montrose Volleyball Court

Lakefront Trail
Chicago, IL 60640
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Lincoln Park - South Pond Natural Area

1940 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
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Bryn Mawr Dog Friendly Area - TEMPORARY

Bryn Mawr & Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60614
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Polar Bear
Polar Bear | Artwork

2045 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
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