About Lincoln Park

Whether you’re interested in bird watching, historic architecture or playing baseball, Lincoln Park has it all. The Chicago Park District offers a wide range of recreational activities for visitors of all ages. From dog parks and play lots to athletic fields and a 9-hole golf course, we invite you to stroll its miles of walking paths, admire its public art, and enjoy the views of our beautiful city skyline.

Chicago’s most heavily used park with more than 20 million visitors each year.
Chicago’s largest park with 1,214 acres stretching from Hollywood Avenue to Ohio Street.
A park filled with art, history and nature along the shore of Lake Michigan and right in your “front yard!”
An important natural resource with 15,000 trees and native habitats.

We acknowledge that the Lincoln Park we know today is located on the traditional unceded homelands of the Council of Three Fires: Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi, as well as over a dozen tribes, including the Fox, Ho-Chunk/Winnebago, Illinois Confederacy, Iowas, Kickapoo, Menominee, Meskwaki, Miami, Missouria, Otoe, Piankashaw, Sauk, and Wea. We recognize that the region we now call Chicago was the traditional homelands of many Indigenous nations and remains home to diverse Native people today, with one of the largest urban Indigenous communities in the United States. The land we walk was, and remains, Native land.

Whether you’re interested in bird watching, historic architecture or playing baseball, Lincoln Park has it all. The Chicago Park District offers a wide range of recreational activities for visitors of all ages. From dog parks and play lots to athletic fields and a 9-hole golf course, we invite you to stroll its miles of walking paths, admire its public art, and enjoy the views of our beautiful city skyline.

For more information, please visit www.ChicagoParkDistrict.com

Natural Areas

Lincoln Park has more than 7.5 miles of lakefront trails lead you to six designated nature areas, beautiful formal gardens, picnic areas, and plenty of open space. Among the many natural areas of Lincoln Park include:

Places to play

Enjoy miles of lakefront bicycle and running paths, three dog parks, seven play lots, athletic fields, tennis courts, a driving range and golf course, a skate park, basketball courts, three boat harbors, and five beaches.

Public and cultural institutions

Lincoln Park is home to two great museums, a free zoo, and many historic landmarks and buildings. Public art featured in the park includes 17 monuments, 4 fountains, and an array of modern art and antiquities.

The Lincoln Park Conservatory completed in 1895 showcases tropical palms, ancient ferns and annual flower shows.

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