LINCOLN PARK is one of the jewels of Chicago Park District. It contains:
- Lincoln Park Zoo (free admission to all, and one of the oldest zoos in the country)
- Lincoln Park Conservatory
- The Chicago History Museum
- The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
- North Avenue Beach (swimming in Lake Michigan)
- a rowing canal
- outdoor theater
- numerous playing fields
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.
Q: Who's statue can be found in Lincoln Park in 2011?
In 25 days, on Sunday, September 18th, Lincoln Park will host the 2011 SEA BLUE Prostate Cancer Walk/Run.
Can you come?