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Lincoln Park - Chicago, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 41° 55.050 W 087° 37.836
16T E 447707 N 4640808
Quick Description: This Park was established in 1843. Coordinates for Waymark set at the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 1/26/2017 7:33:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMTZ56
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
Wikipedia (visit link) informs us:

"Location Chicago
Coordinates 41.95°N 87.64°WCoordinates: 41.95°N 87.64°W
Area 1,200 acres (490 ha)
Created 1843
Operated by Chicago Park District
Lincoln Park is a 1,208-acre (489-hectare) park along the lakefront of Chicago, Illinois' North Side, facing Lake Michigan. It is Chicago's largest public park. Named after Abraham Lincoln, it stretches for seven miles (11 km) from Ohio Street (600 N) on the south to near Ardmore Avenue (5800 N) on the north, just north of the Lake Shore Drive terminus at Hollywood Avenue. Several museums and a zoo are located between North Avenue (1600 N) and Diversey Parkway (2800 N) in the neighborhood that takes its name from the park, Lincoln Park. The park further to the north is characterized by parkland, beaches, recreational areas, nature reserves, and harbors. To the south, there is a more narrow strip of beaches east of Lake Shore Drive, almost to downtown. With 20 million visitors a year, Lincoln Park is the second-most-visited park in the United States.

The park's recreational facilities include baseball/softball fields, basketball courts, soccer/football fields, tennis courts, volleyball courts, field houses, a target archery field, a driving range and golf course. The park also includes a number of harbors with boating facilities, as well as public beaches. There are landscaped gardens, public art, bird refuges, a zoo, the Lincoln Park Conservatory, the 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."
Street address:
Lincoln Park
Chicago, IL USA


County / Borough / Parish: Cook

Year listed: 1994

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event

Periods of significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874

Historic function: Landscape, Recreation And Culture

Current function: Landscape, Recreation And Culture

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

National Historic Landmark Link: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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