Park dedicated to Lincoln Park’s ‘First Lady of Children’s Music’

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(L-R) Ella Jenkins and Susan Salidor performing at the dedication ceremony Sunday. (Lincoln Central Association / via DNAinfo)

LINCOLN PARK — For half a century, renowned children’s music singer and songwriter Ella Jenkins has called Lincoln Park home.

Jenkins, who is known as the “First Lady of Children’s Music,” used to perform her signature call-and-response folk songs for kids in a little, unnamed park next to her longtime place of worship, Church of the Three Crosses, 333 W. Wisconsin St.

So it was only natural that the park be named in her honor, according to Deirdre Graziano, a member of community group Lincoln Central Association.

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