4050 North Oak Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60634

Features: Marsh, Prairie, Savanna, Wetland


Hours Notes

Natural areas are open from dawn to dusk daily.


Park 601, often known as "Dunning Read Conservation Area" or "Dunning Read Natural Area," is a 20.21-acre park in the Dunning Community of northwest Chicago. Comprising prairies, wetlands, and woodlands, the park has approximately 0.8 miles of trails and is under active restoration.

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


The Chicago Park District identified a 20 plus acre site for the expansion of the District’s natural areas at 7000 W. Irving Park Road in the Dunning Community Area owned by the State of Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources granted the Park District a conservation for the site in 2022.  This site is now a District Nature Preserve Park.

Advisory Council

Contact: Brian Stevens,   President
Meeting Details:

2nd Wednesday of the month 6pm at the Dunning Library.


For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.


Map & Facilities

Park No. 601 - "Dunning Read Natural Area"

4050 North Oak Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60634
United States