Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park is the oldest and one of the larger Seattle City parks. According to Seattle WA travel guide, inside this park is another famous spot known as the Lincoln Park Zoo. It was founded in 1868 when the park commissioners were given a couple of swans. Six years later, the zoo purchased a bear cub. People say that the bear often escaped from its home and could be found roaming the park at night. It was in Lincoln Park that the first captive bison was born.

Marlin Perkins, the zoo's director from 1944 until 1962 became famous as the host of the TV program, Wild Kingdom. Currently, the Lincoln Park zoo houses a multitude of various animals which includes penguins, gorillas, monkeys, polar bears and many others with a total of more than 1,200 species.

Another interesting attraction of the park which you will find on Travel guide Seattle is the burr oak tree that dates back to 1830 just three years prior to the founding of the city. The Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the four zoos in Chicago, the others are Phillips Park Zoo, Cosley Zoo, and the large Brookfield Zoo but Lincoln Park is the only one within the city.

Lincoln Park Zoo at Lincoln Park Seattle

Lincoln Park on Wikipedia,_Chicago

There are two sections in the Lincoln Park Zoo that have been set aside for kids. The first is the Pritzker Family Children Zoo and the other one is the Farm-in-the-Zoo. In the first area, there's an indoor structure where kids can play while on the second area which is a farm, it has cows, horses, pigs and other animals that are usually found on farms.

Aside from the zoo, the heated, saltwater Colman Pool is another feature of the park.

The pool was originally a tide-fed swimming hole in 1929. It was periodically cleaned by the fire department back them. The pool became very popular that residents started to ask for concrete bottom and sides. In 1941 it finally took concrete form when Kenneth Colman donated more than $100,000 to have it built.

Lincoln Park on Seattle Govt.

Lincoln Park Zoo web site

Lincoln Park Address
8011 Fauntleroy Way Southwest
Seattle, WA 98136

Tel: (206) 684-4075
Email: N/A

Lincoln Park Hours: Open Daily: 4 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Ticket Information for Lincoln Park: N/A


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