Parks & Bike Paths

The Parks and Recreation Department encompasses approximately 1,728 acres, much of which is occupied by residential and business land uses. Included in the Village boundaries are 13 parks and two multi-use recreational paths. View an interactive park map.

View the Lincolnwood Parks Map (PNG)

View an enlarged version of the Lincolnwood Parks Map (PNG).

Community Parks

The crown jewels of our park system are the two community parks. Features of these parks include playgrounds, shade structures, trail and path systems, and multiple sports courts and fields. 

Neighborhood Parks

Smaller, neighborhood parks serve as community gathering areas and typically include play structures, swings, picnic areas and seating. Dogs are not allowed in these parks.

Bike / Pedestrian Paths

View a map of the regional bike paths (PDF) with connection points for the North Shore Channel Trail, Sauganash Trail Park, Skokie Valley Trail, Union Pacific Bicycle Path, and Valley Line Trail.

Lincolnwood Bike/Pedestrian Paths:

View information about Pratt Avenue Sharrows and Biking.

Dog Friendly Areas

Dogs on leash are welcome at the following Lincolnwood public locations. Please be a good neighbor and pick up after your pet. Trash cans are available for disposal of pet waste.

Adopt-a-Path Program

Do you know a group or organization interested in helping to keep our paths looking beautiful? Individuals and civic-minded organizations "adopt" sections of the Valley Line Trail, Union Pacific Path, or Centennial Park. Learn about our Adopt-a-Path program.


The Lincolnwood Parks and Recreation's park donation program is a wonderful way to honor the memory of a special individual or group or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or special event. Trees, benches, and other equipment may be purchased and installed in select neighborhood parks through this program. For more information about donation options download the donation form, call 847-677-9740, or email the Parks and Recreation Office.