Lincoln Park was a natural park, known since the 1820s. Later on, after the Great Chicago Fire, the German and Polish neighborhood wasn’t completely destroyed and the area got included in Chicago. Many Chicagoan families from other areas later on settled in this place, making it populated.
Origin of the City
Lincoln Park used to be the home of the Puerto Rican community in the 1820s. From the 1950s to 1970s, Lincoln Park had become populated with students from DePaul University. Now, this is a place not only for students but also for business people, individuals, and families.
The extensive area of 1,208 acres of Lincoln Park is known for the green patch that has become the house of diverse activities, especially for families. Lincoln Park Zoo, Alfred Caldwell Lily Pond, Lincoln Park Conservatory, Theatre on a Lake, and Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum are some other places that attract many tourists as well as residents.