Hours Notes

Natural areas are open from 6am to 11pm daily.


The Columbus Park natural area is composed of 9.6 acres of native woodland, wet prairie, lagoon, and wetland habitat, located on the northeast side of Columbus Park in the Austin community. 

This natural area is situated within a park designed by renowned landscape architect, Jens Jensen, and is home to one of the best displays of blooming spring ephemeral plants in the city. An additional 17.2 acres of natural area can be enjoyed by golfers as a part of the Columbus Park Golf Course.


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Map & Facilities

Columbus Park Natural Area

500 S. Central Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60644
United States