Nichols Natural Area

1342 E 54th St
Chicago, IL 60615

Location Notes:

Access the southern entrance to this natural areas from the East 54th St. cul-de-sac.

Features: Prairie, Savanna


Hours Notes

Natural areas are open from dawn to dusk daily.


Nichols Park Natural Area is 0.3 acres of native prairie and savanna tucked into a corner of Nichols Park. In the summer and early fall, the natural area features a wide array of wildflowers that attract and feed local wildlife, especially  butterflies, birds, and bees.

Much work has been done to bring this natural area to its current state. Community volunteers assist the park district by collecting and planting native seed and plugs, picking up trash, monitoring flora and fauna, and removing invasive species. Learn more about volunteer opportunities in Chicago Park District Natural Areas by visiting our Community Stewardship Program page.

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

Map & Facilities

Nichols Park Natural Area

1342 E 54th St
Chicago, IL 60615
United States