Hours Notes

Natural areas are open from dawn to dusk daily.


The 12th Street Beach Natural Area contains sandy beach and dunes just south of the Adler Planetarium and the 12th Street swimming beach. It is home to native grasses, sedges, and forbs, and is an important habitat for migrating, nesting, and shore birds.

Map & Facilities

Northerly Island 12th Street Beach Dunes Natural Area

1200 S Linn White Dr
Chicago, IL 60605
United States