The Lincoln Park Traps closed more than 20 years ago, ending nearly eight decades of skeet shooting on a site near Diversey Harbor. The Reader’s Ben Joravsky detailed some of the early skirmishes over a club that counted Oscar Mayer and P.K. Wrigley among its early members.
You can still shoot arrows in Lincoln Park at a facility just east of the harbormaster’s office in Belmont Harbor. It’s semi-private and maintained by the Lincoln Park Archery Club. While you’re waiting for the weather to improve enough to shoot at the lakefront, you can practice your skills at Archery Bow Range Chicago.
Lincoln Park has many little-known treasures. Living close to the park makes it more likely that you’ll discover them. You’ll find a raft of options on our at-a-glance list of Lincoln Park apartments.