Nature areas offer Chicago residents and guests a variety of opportunities to discover and appreciate the richness and beauty of nature in its many forms. There are more than 50 designated nature areas in Chicago parks. From rich pond life teeming with frogs, herons, and dragonflies, to shrubby areas where migratory birds stop to rest, to lush prairies filled with native grasses and wildflowers, the Park District offers many ways to explore nature in the city’s parks.
Please consider volunteering your time to help maintain these areas. Learn more about our Community Stewardship Days.
Celebrate nature at one of our events. Learn more about our nature events.