Fairy Houses
 

Experience the Magic: Celebrate 20 Years of Chicago Park District Natural Areas 

Fairy season is extended!   You now have even more time to view whimsical Fairy Houses this summer and fall. Starting September 18, check out all of the 20 Fairy Houses at Big Marsh Park in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Park District’s Natural Areas and the Community Stewardship Program. This series, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, continues through October 29.

The Chicago Park District and The Nature Conservancy worked with 20 volunteers to craft 20 Fairy Houses in 20 Natural Areas in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Natural Areas and the Community Stewardship Program.  Community stewards help care for these magical spaces. 

The Chicago Park District and The Nature Conservancy work in partnership to connect people to nature. 


BEFORE YOU GO:

  • If you're posting about your adventure (and we hope you do), tag us on Instagram and Twitter @ChicagoParks and use the hashtag #FairyHousesChicago.  

Thank you!
 



FAIRY HOUSES
 

Big Marsh Fairy House

“Mosswood”

Community Partner:  Moser-McGuinness Family
 

 

Bobolink Fairy House in Jackson Park

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Community Partner:  Nature Loving Kids of Woodlawn, Hyde Park and Kenwood Neighborhoods 

 

Burnham Wildlife Corridor - 35th Street Bridge Fairy House

"Bedazzled Sanctuary"

Community Partner: Sylvain Family

 

Burnham Wildlife Corridor -McCormick Nature Sanctuary

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Community Partner: Our Lady of Tepeyac High School –LaVillita and Audubon Great Lakes

 

Columbus Park Natural Area Fairy House

“Water”

Community Partner:  Channing's Child Care Academy and Columbus Park Community Steward

 

Garfield Park Natural Area Fairy House

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Community Partner:  Grace Family and Neighbors

 

Humboldt Park Fairy House

“Fairy Artist Haven”

Community Partner:  Humboldt Park Art Instructor with Kiddie College and Park Kids Progra

 

Mini Indian Ridge Fairy House in Indian Ridge Marsh

“Mini Indian Ridge Marsh”

Community Partner:  Trinity United Church of Christ, Girls Scouts of Greater Chicago and Indiana, Junior Troop - Walker Family

 

Fairy Village Fairy House in Marquette Park

“Fairy Village” 

Community Partner:  Chicago Public Schools, Barbara Vick Early Childhood & Family Center

 

Fairies: Like You and Me but Tiny Fairy House in McKinley Park

“Fairies: Like You and Me but Tiny”

Community Partner:  Chicago Public Schools, Velma Thomas Early Childhood Center 

 

Bumble bees and Butterflies Fairy Castle Fairy House in Nichols Park Wildflower Meadow

“Bumble bees and Butterflies Fairy Castle”

Community Partner:  Little Inspirations Childcare Center Eagle Explorers and Frisky Foxes in collaboration with the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club Garden Committee

 

Sweat Peas Fairy House in Palmisano Park

“Sweat Peas”

Community Partner:  Palmisano Park Community Steward in collaboration with the Lents, VanLaan, Auyeung, and Dominguez Families 

 

Magic Treehouse Fairy House in Ping Tom Memorial Park Natural Area

"Magic Treehouse”

Community Partner:  Chicago Public Schools, Kelly High School

 

Fairies go Wild Kratts Fairy House in Riis Park Natural Area

“Fairies go Wild Kratts”

Community Partner:  Feliciano and Gonzalez Families

 

Faerie Chocolatier Ltd. Fairy House in Rutherford Sayre Natural Area

“Faerie Chocolatier Ltd”

Community Partner: Fairy House Build Team in conjunction with the Park Advisory Council and Community Stewards

 

Spring at the Cultural Center Fairy House at South Shore Nature Sanctuary

“Spring at the Cultural Center”

Community Partner: Trinity United Church of Christ, Girls Scouts of Greater Chicago and Indiana, Junior Troop- Savage Family

 

Untitled Fairy House at Steelworker's Park

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Community Partner:  SkyART's SkyWAY Program

 

Home Sweet Home Fairy House in Washington Park Natural Area

“Home Sweet Home”

Community Partner:  Vinson-Smith Family

 

Untitled Fairy House at West Pullman Park Natural Area

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Community Partner:  Chicago Park District, West Pullman, Art Instructor with Park Kids Program

 

Play Area Pollinators Fairy House at West Ridge Nature Park

“Play Area Pollinators”

Community Partner:  West Ridge Nature Play Committee