Lincoln Park, Chicago

Chicago skyline from Lincoln ParkLincoln Park in Chicago is a large stretch of land in the north side of the city, overlooking Lake Michigan. The park has over 1000 acres of land waiting to be explored and enjoyed. For recreation, the park features numerous softball and baseball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, a golf course, soccer and football fields, and many walking and jogging trails.

Boating facilities are scattered around the lake harbor. Canoes, kayaks, and paddle boats can be rented to explore the lagoon and Wooded Island. Many statues can be found around the park, including Abraham Lincoln and William Shakespeare.



The North Pond of Lincoln Park is great for nature lovers and bird watchers. Turtles, frogs, and beavers can be spotted; as well as ducks, sparrows, woodpeckers, and herons. Within Lincoln Park, there is a Zoo, a Conservatory, a Japanese garden, and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum; all worth a visit with the family. The best way to get there is from Lake Shore Drive from the north or south; there will be many signs guiding you to the park. Public parking is plentiful.

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Last updated by Roberto Rodriguez on 19 March, 2011 in Destinations.

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