Palmisano Natural Area

2850 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60608

Located Within: Palmisano (Henry) Park
Features: Lagoon, Prairie, Wetland
Is Accessible


Hours Notes

This park is open from 6am to 11pm daily.


Palmisano Park Natural Area contains over 26 acres of prairie, wetland, and aquatic habitats. The uniquely designed tiered wetland along the north edge of the site feeds a basin leftover from the site's former life as a quarry.  

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.


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Palmisano Park Natural Area

2850 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60608
United States