Current News


  • Lincoln Park Conservancy Announces $25,000 Matching Grant

We’re thrilled to share that donations to the North Pond restoration project will be matched through year’s end by a generous anonymous donor.

Donate today to double your impact! Read more about this exciting development here.

  • North Pond Virtual Public Meetings 

This month, the Conservancy hosted public meetings with over 150 community members to discuss our restoration of North PondIf you were unable to attend, you can view the presentation (North Pond Restoration Public Meeting Presentation – November 2020) or watch the recorded version from the November 11 meeting.

Still want to learn more? Visit our restoration webpage. You can also arrange a personal presentation for your group or building. E-mail Doug Widener to schedule a virtual North Pond presentation.

  • Deck Your Halls: Poinsettias for a Purpose Sale – SOLD OUT!!

During our “Deck Your Halls: Poinsettias for a Purpose” online sale, the Conservancy will sell the nearly 700 gold, orange, and pink poinsettias grown by the Conservatory staff for the Winter Show. Funds from the sale help the Conservancy run the docent and greeter programs at the Conservatory, as well as other educational programs. This money also helps buy plants, fund seasonal shows, feed the fish, and assist with a number of other smaller projects in the Conservatory.

Restoring Lincoln Park’s Art, Architecture, and Nature Since 1984

We are an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that identifies, preserves and enhances the natural, historical and cultural assets of Lincoln Park.

About Us

Our experience in park restoration spans over 35 years. We have privately funded improvement projects of every size from historic buildings and monuments to natural areas, gardens and play lots – raising millions to benefit the park.


If you like being part of a team or prefer a more solitary volunteer experience, we have a program to fit your style. We offer volunteer opportunities for any level of commitment.


We continually strive to improve Chicago’s largest park for all who use it and for the environment that sustains it. Find your special way to support our mission.

Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool

Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool

Lincoln Park Conservatory & Gardens

Lincoln Park Conservatory & Gardens

North Pond Nature Sanctuary

North Pond Nature Sanctuary

Lincoln Monument & Garden

Lincoln Monument & Garden

Recent Posts

We’d like to thank everyone who helped make our 2020 Virtual Walk the Pond a success. With COVID pivoting the event to a virtual platform, we weren’t sure what to expect, but we so enjoyed developing the virtual nature activities and seeing participant photos. We......

In this unusual year, your support of the Conservancy’s work has never been more critical. Despite unprecedented circumstances, we remain committed to our mission to preserve, protect and enhance Lincoln Park and we could not be more proud of our impact. Did you know that......

The Conservatory and Lily Pool have been closed for tours since March, but our volunteer docents have kept busy! As we move into the fall and winter seasons, join our seasoned docents on virtual tours of the Conservatory, as we explore edible plants, plant and animal......

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