Hours Notes

Natural areas are open from dawn to dusk daily.


The Columbus Park natural area is composed of over nine 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.

Help keep wildlife wild, safe, and healthy by following posted signage and Natural Areas Rules and Regulations



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Map & Facilities

Columbus Park Natural Area

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