Nature in the Parks

Camp out overnight in select parks as part of the Family Camping program.

Camp out overnight in select parks as part of the Family Camping program. Click photo for more info.

McCormick Bird Sanctuary in Burnham Park

McCormick Bird Sanctuary in Burnham Park

Garden Buddies Program at Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse

Garden Buddies Program at Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse

Washington Park Lagoon

Washington Park Lagoon

Camping at Northerly Island

Camping at Northerly Island

Nature Oasis Canoeing Event

Nature Oasis Canoeing Event

North Park Village Nature Center

North Park Village Nature Center

Fishing on the Lakefront

Fishing on the Lakefront

Nature Areas Volunteer Workday

Nature Areas Volunteer Workday

Garfield Park Conservatory Fern Room

Garfield Park Conservatory

 

Nature is abundant in Chicago!

With more than 50 natural areas, 90 annual gardens, a number of unique green facilities like the Garfield and Lincoln Park Conservatories, volunteer workdays and a variety of environmental programs and events held throughout the city, Chicago parks are the place to appreciate and enjoy nature in the city.

We invite you to come out and enjoy nature in Chicago's parks!


 

TNF_EYP_logo       Check out The North Face Explore Your Parks Activity Guide Chicago.
It features information on camping, biking and other exciting 
outdoor activities you can do this summer in Chicago’s parks.
Thanks to The North Face for making this possible.


 

 


 

LEARN MORE:
 

Kilbourn_Garden_Buddies_program_2    NATURE PROGRAMS
Learn about the Family Camping program.


 

frog         NATURE EVENTS

 

volunteering    NATURAL AREA VOLUNTEER DAYS

 

Jackson_Park_-_Wooded_Island    NATURAL AREAS

 

Lincoln_Park_Conservatory_1    GARDENS

 

         Kilbourn_Children_Garden_2    COMMUNITY GARDENS


 

Garfield_Park_Conservatory_Aerial_View    GREEN FACILITIES: