The other day I arrived early to pick up Carrie from work and had some time to kill. I decided to go for a walk and check out the newly rehabbed South Pond at Lincoln Park Zoo (the Pond is not actually part of the zoo, it’s part of the park, but LPZ is responsible for it now that the rehab is done).
If you’re unaware, the pond just went through a major rehabilitation project to turn it into a more natural habitat. You can read a little more about the project here: Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo.
At any rate, they did a magnificent job. Walking around the pond, the feeling is of being far away from the city, except you have the magnificent skyline as the backdrop. It’s a wonderful experience. Some of the indigenous plant-life that was added has not fully grown out yet, but when it does it will add to the allusion of being a million miles from nowhere.
If you’re in the city, or coming for a visit, it is definitely worth checking out.
I took some photos while I was there. You can head over to my Flickr page to check them out: South Pond at Lincoln Park Zoo.