McCormick Bird Sanctuary Prairie and Grasslands

Prairies and Grasslands

Prairies are grasslands that are dominated by perennial grasses, sedges and wildflowers. Don’t be fooled, there is much going on below the surface too, with plant roots extending 5–20 feet deep. As the roots die back each fall, they add organic material and naturally fertilize the soil—making prairie soil some of the best in the world. Discover prairies at their prime in the summer.

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Burnham Prairies

Burnham Prairies

Location Notes: 4700 S. Lake Shore Drive

Park: Burnham Park

Park: (312) 742.5369 (permits only)

Notes: Burnham Nature Sanctuary

Burnham Wildlife Corridor

Burnham Wildlife Corridor

Location: 2600 S. Lake Shore Drive to 4700 S. Lake Shore Drive

Location Notes: McCormick Place south to East 47th Street

Park: Burnham Park

Park: (312) 742.5369 (permits only)

McCormick Bird Sanctuary

McCormick Bird Sanctuary

Location Notes: 2400 S. Lake Shore Drive

Park: Burnham Park

Park: (312) 742.5369 (permits only)

Notes: McCormick Bird Sanctuary

Van Vlissingen Prairie

Van Vlissingen Prairie

Location Notes: 2200 E. 103rd St.

Park: Calumet Open Space Reserve

Park: (773) 646-0210

Notes: Van Vlissingen Prairie

Canal Origins Park

Canal Origins Park

Location Notes: 2701 S. Ashland Ave.

Park: Canal Origins

Park: (312) 747-6026

Notes: Canal Origins Park

Columbus Park Golf Course

Columbus Park Golf Course

Location Notes: 500 S. Central Ave.

Park: Columbus Park

Park: (773) 287-7641

Notes: Columbus Park Golf Course

Douglas Park Golf Course

Douglas Park Golf Course

Location Notes: 1401 S. Sacramento Ave.

Park: Douglas Park

Park: (773) 762-2842

Notes: Douglas Park Golf Course

Gompers Prairie

Gompers Prairie

Location Notes: 4222 W. Foster Ave.

Park: Gompers Park

Park: (773) 685-3270

Notes: Gompers Park

Bobolink Meadow

Bobolink Meadow

Location Notes: 6401 S. Stony Island Ave.

Park: Jackson Park

Park: (773)256-0903

Notes: Bobolink Meadow

Wooded Island

Wooded Island

Location Notes: 6401 S. Stony Island Ave.

Park: Jackson Park

Park: (773)256-0903

Notes: Wooded Island

Legion Park

Legion Park

Location Notes: W. Peterson Ave. to W. Foster Ave. the Chicago River

Park: Legion Park

Park: (312) 742-7516

Notes: Legion Park

Marovitz Golf Course

Marovitz Golf Course

Location Notes: 4440 N. Lake Shore Dr.

Park: Lincoln Park

Park: (312) 742-7726

Notes: Marovitz Golf Course

Montrose Point

Montrose Point

Location Notes: Montrose Ave. & Lake Michigan

Park: Lincoln Park

Park: (312) 742-7726

Notes: Montrose Point

Marquette Ashburn Prairie

Marquette Ashburn Prairie

Location Notes: 6735 S. Kedzie Ave.

Park: Marquette Park

Park: (312) 747-6469

Notes: Ashburn Prairie

Marquette Park Golf Course

Marquette Park Golf Course

Location Notes: 6734 S. Kedzie Ave.

Park: Marquette Park

Park: (312) 747-6469

Notes: Marquette Park Golf Course

Northerly Island Nature Area

Northerly Island Nature Area

Location (Park): 1521 S. Linn White Dr.

Hours: ,

Park: Northerly Island Park

Park: (312) 745-2910 (Fieldhouse)

Park: (312)540-2668 (FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island Box Office)

Notes: 1 mile loop path, no dogs

Please be advised: For the safety of our visitors, the east portion of the trail is blocked off until further notice. We are currently consulting with the Army Corps of Engineers to repair the erosion damage on the trail from the winter weather.

Notice Valid From: 8/19/2016 - 11/1/2016

Palmisano Park

Palmisano Park

Location Notes: 2700 S. Halsted St.

Park: Palmisano Park

Park: (312) 747-6497

Notes: Palmisano Park

Soldier Field

Soldier Field

Location Notes: 1800 S. Lake Shore Dr.

Park: Soldier Field

Park: (312) 235-7000

Notes: Soldier Field

South Shore Prairie and Grassland

South Shore Prairie and Grassland

Location Notes: 7059 S. South Shore Dr.

Park: South Shore Cultural Center

Park: (773) 256-0149

Notes: South Shore Cultural Center

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