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

Special Fairy Houses join naturally enchanting wildlife, prairies, wetlands at select Natural Areas 

Endangered Piping Plovers Produce Second Nest and One Egg at Montrose Beach Dunes

The federally endangered Great Lakes Piping Plovers, Monty and Rose at Montrose Beach Dunes Natural Area have now produced a second nest at

Mayor Announces the Return of Lakefront Beaches for the Season Under Open Chicago Initiative

2021 beach season kicks off May 28 and runs through Labor Day, rapid testing in all Chicago beaches and advisories available online

Three Piping Plover Eggs Spotted at Montrose Beach Dunes

The Chicago Park District is pleased to share that Monty and Rose, a pair of Great Lakes piping plovers, have produced three eggs at their

WTTW Chicago: Rose Is Back! Now Birders Wait for Monty as Plovers Return to Montrose Beach Dunes

It was the moment Chicago’s birding community has been waiting for. The piping plovers are back at Montrose Beach Dune.

WTTW Chicago: What’s the Secret to the Park District’s Chemical-Free Lawn Care? Two Words: Mow High

Those dandelions popping up in Chicago parks aren’t a sign of neglect.

One of Montrose Beach's Piping Plovers Returns for a Third Year

Piping Plovers spotted at Montrose Beach Dunes

Chicago Park District Continues to Limit Use of Pesticides in Parks

Dandelions Growing in Parks Signifies a Healthy Lawn

Chicago Park District Expands Montrose Dune Natural Area

Added land will make a greater impact on habitat; increases City’s natural area acreage count

Chicago Park District’s Garfield Park Conservatory Accepting Reservations to Visit its Indoor Gardens Starting February 10 & 12

The Conservatory opens to the public on February 27 with new social distancing and safety prot