The Heart of Lockport
Located in the heart of historic downtown Lockport (IL), the Lincoln Landing is a two-acre park and museum. Lockport’s version of a piazza – this open air public space is at the core of the community –home to events, concerts, artwork, weddings, and more. The site is in an ideal location to serve as a gateway to the rest of the City and a resting place for recreation along the I&M Canal.
Dedicated in 2009 for the 200th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday, the design of the park captures the Landing’s heritage as a key port along the Illinois and Michigan (I&M) Canal and Lincoln’s connection to the waterway. A statue of a young Lincoln stands in the center contemplating the canal, while bronze medallions placed throughout the park detail historic facts through a self-guided tour.
The Lincoln Landing has been officially endorsed as a historic site of the Federal Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. The park received the Merit Award for Design from the American Society of Landscape Architects, Illinois Chapter in 2009.
Mayor Steven Streit
City of Lockport