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Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary


Throughout Chicago, our park system is filled with nature. The city's park system includes features such as two world class conservatories, the North Park Village Nature Center, the Lincoln Park Zoo, hundreds of gardens, nature play spaces, and more than 1,800 acres of critical natural habitat for local and migratory wildlife that account for more than 20% of our total parkland.

These natural areas and features are open year-round for everyone to enjoy at their own convenience, and in addition, the Park District also offers programs and events that are not only about nature education, but also about creating appreciation, and promoting environmental stewardship. With so much to offer the nature enthusiast, it's no wonder that Chicago is dubbed the "City in a Garden."