Lincoln Park is a 1,208 acre park along the Chicago, Illinois lakefront, facing Lake Michigan. And the largest public park, Lincoln Park is known for its statuary. A memorial to Ulysses S. Grant, created in 1891 by Louis Rebisso. Lincoln Park,was constructed in stages between 1890 and 1895, was used for years as a dumping ground. During the Civil War, it was the site of Lincoln Hospital, named after the President.
Lincoln Park today is divided into Lincoln Park East and Lincoln Park West. Traveling to Lincoln Park where there is a lot to do, with the fact that there seems no end to the list of facilities and activities. There are walking paths and picnic areas, as well as athletic facilities for tennis (35 tennis courts), basketball (6 basketball courts), soccer and running, boat launches, beaches, paths, theater, miniature golf course, playgrounds, ball fields(15 baseball areas), gymnasium, zoo, botanical garden. volleyball (163 volley ball courts), boating, fishing, swimming, bicycling, golf, tennis, archery football, roller balding, cross-country skiing, ice skating…..etc.
Lincoln Park also includes a number of harbors with boating facilities, as well as public beaches. There are landscaped gardens, bird refuges, a Zoo ,Chicago History Museum, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, and a theater on the lake with regular outdoor performances during the summer.
No traveling trip to Chicago would be complete without some time spent in Lincoln Park ,no matter the time of year, Lincoln Park Conservatory is always green and lush.
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