Open 7 days a week (excluding holidays) from 9:00 am-4:00 pm Monday through Saturday, 9:00 am-12:00pm on Sundays.
North Park Village Nature Center is surrounded by about 45 acres of prairie, oak savanna, woodland, and wetland habitats within the 160-acre North Park Village complex. The Nature Center’s mission is to provide residents an opportunity to interact with wildlife, plants and other natural resources through environmental education programs such as field trips for students, intergenerational programs on conservation and biodiversity, habitat restoration, volunteer opportunities, and year-round events.
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
North Park Village Natural Area
5801 N. Pulaski Rd.
Chicago, IL 60646