The goal of the Parks & Beautification Committee is to enhance our natural surroundings in our neighborhood. We work to keep the parks, parkways and other public use areas attractive and activated for our community’s benefit. Lincoln Central’s three enchanting pocket parks contribute to the magic of our neighborhood.
- Bauler Park, between Cleveland & Mohawk on Wisconsin, is a focal point for families and children. A new playground and picnic tables were installed recently.
- Fire Station Park, in the 1900 block of Larrabee, was restored by LCA in 2011 and today features the neighborhood’s only community vegetable & herb garden and native Illinois plantings.
- Beautifully landscaped Lincoln Central Park, with a fountain at its center, offers an ideal place to read, visit and relax with neighbors at the corner of Lincoln & Dickens.
- Other parks in our care are Ogden Mall Park near the Buddhist Temple at Menominee and Hudson through to Sedgewick (shared with Old Town Triangle Association) and Oz Park, under the wonderful care of the Oz Park Advisory Council.
Our Committee is always interested in building and strengthening relationships with other community organizations. In the past we have engaged scouting troops to plant the fire station beds on Armitage and worked with elementary and high school groups to participate in the Fire Station Park seed program and maintenance. Bringing all ages of the neighborhood together through these efforts is an educational experience and an effective way to connect with our youth!
The LCA Parks & Beautification Committee counts on its many volunteers to maintain and improve these beautiful open spaces and welcome new volunteers. Please join LCA and contact us to become involved!