Rebecca Conant, Programs Manager
Lincoln Park Conservancy
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR LINCOLN PARK DOCENT PROGRAM
at the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool and Lincoln Park Conservatory and Gardens, Chicago Chicago, IL – March 1, 2016 – The Lincoln Park Conservancy and Chicago Park District are
seeking volunteers to become docents at the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool or Lincoln Park Conservatory in Lincoln Park. Training begins April 2, 2016 with a registration deadline of
March 26. 2016. The Lincoln Park Docent Program is a joint program of the Lincoln Park Conservancy and the Chicago Park District.
Docents give free tours to the public on Friday, Saturdays or Sundays to help foster a greater appreciation and understanding of these two beautiful and historic park treasures. New docents
will attend training on six Saturday mornings with area experts on horticulture, wildlife, the art of interpretation, landscape architecture, and the history of Lincoln Park. It is a great opportunity
to learn more about nature and to meet visitors from around the world.
One of the few landscapes throughout the Midwest with National Historic Landmark status, the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool is a Prairie-Style masterpiece with native trees, shrubs and
wildflowers, a wooden pavilion, stone paths, a tranquil pond and waterfall. The Lily Pool was restored to its 1936 design by the Lincoln Park Conservancy and Chicago Park District at a cost
of $2.4 million in 2002.
The Lincoln Park Conservatory and Gardens is a Victorian Era glass house containing soaring palms, ancient ferns, and a vast orchid collection that delights visitors year round with their
For more information or to apply to the Lincoln Park Docent Program, please contact Rebecca Conant, Programs Manager for the Lincoln Park Conservancy at (773) 883-7275 or
About the Lincoln Park Conservancy
The Lincoln Park Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization that picks up where the Chicago Park District leaves off, taking on projects that are important to Lincoln Park, but do not fit into
the city budget. It identifies park sites, historic buildings and monuments in need of restoration, fundraises in the private sector for the improvements, and then co-manages the donor-restored
park sites to protect the financial and emotional investments of its donors. It provides volunteer opportunities for people to appreciate and care for Lincoln Park through its North Pond
Gardeners, Biodiversity Program, and the Lincoln Park Docent Program. They manage over 250 volunteers. Current LPC park improvement projects include the North Pond Nature Sanctuary,
the Lincoln Park Conservatory, and the Lincoln Monument and Gardens. The organization is entirely funded by donations from individuals, foundation grants, corporate sponsorships and its
annual Glass House Gala.