Fairy Houses
 

Experience the Magic: Celebrate 20 Years of Chicago Park District Natural Areas
 
Be on the lookout for Fairy Houses this summer! 


The Chicago Park District and The Nature Conservancy will work 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.
 
Discover enchanting fairy houses this summer within 20 of the more than 90 Chicago Park District Natural Areas citywide and experience the magic of nature in the city, starting on June 25th. These sites include wetlands teeming with frogs and turtles, prairies buzzing with small birds, and savannas filled with butterflies and wildflowers. 
 
Created by volunteers, the wooden creations celebrate the 20th anniversary of Natural Areas, and the Volunteer Community Stewards, who have and continue to 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:

  • All fairy houses are located along trails.  Please do not venture off the designated trail to limit the impact on the vegetation.
  • 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!

 

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FAIRY HOUSE LOCATIONS - LIST VIEW
 

Big Marsh Fairy House

“Mosswood”

Location:  Big Marsh
Community Partner:  Moser-McGuinness Family
 

 

Bobolink Fairy House in Jackson Park

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Location:  Bobolink Meadow in Jackson Park
Community Partner:  Nature Loving Kids of Woodlawn, Hyde Park and Kenwood Neighborhoods 

 

Burnham Wildlife Corridor - 35th Street Bridge Fairy House

"Bedazzled Sanctuary"

Location:  Burnham Wildlife Corridor- 35th Street Bridge
Community Partner: Sylvain Family

 

Burnham Wildlife Corridor -McCormick Nature Sanctuary

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Location:  Burnham Wildlife Corridor-McCormick Bird Sanctuary
Community Partner: Our Lady of Tepeyac High School –LaVillita and Audubon Great Lakes

 

Columbus Park Natural Area Fairy House

“Water”

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

 

Garfield Park Natural Area Fairy House

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Location:  Garfield Park Natural Area
Community Partner:  Grace Family and Neighbors

 

Humboldt Park Fairy House

“Fairy Artist Haven”

Location:  Humboldt Park Natural Area
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”

    Location:  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” 

    Location:  Marquette Park Natural Area
    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”

    Location:  McKinley Park Natural Area
    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”

    Location:  Nichols Park Wildflower Meadow
    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”

    Location:  Palmisano Natural Area
    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”

    Location:  Ping Tom Memorial Park Natural Area
    Community Partner:  Chicago Public Schools, Kelly High School

     

    Fairies go Wild Kratts Fairy House in Riis Park Natural Area

    “Fairies go Wild Kratts”

    Location:  Riis Park Natural Area
    Community Partner:  Feliciano and Gonzalez Families

     

    Faerie Chocolatier Ltd. Fairy House in Rutherford Sayre Natural Area

    “Faerie Chocolatier Ltd”

    Location:  Rutherford Sayre Natural Area
    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”

    Location:  South Shore Nature Sanctuary
    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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    Location:  Steelworkers Park Natural Area
    Community Partner:  SkyART's SkyWAY Program

     

    Home Sweet Home Fairy House in Washington Park Natural Area

    “Home Sweet Home”

    Location:  Washington Park Natural Area
    Community Partner:  Vinson-Smith Family

     

    Untitled Fairy House at West Pullman Park Natural Area

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    Location:  West Pullman Natural Area
    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”

    Location:  West Ridge Nature Park
    Community Partner:  West Ridge Nature Play Committee

     




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