Beaches, Parks & Nature Centers
1000 Lake Cook Rd.
Glencoe, IL 60022
Climb a waterfall garden, discover hidden rooms inside an English Walled Garden, cross bridges spanning sparkling lakes, a Japanese Garden and discover a garden with trains chugging across bridges and trestles. The Chicago Botanic Garden opened ...
4650 Brummel St.
Skokie, IL 60076
(847) 674-1500 ext. 2500
Nature is truly appreciated at this 13 acre savanna and center. People of all ages enjoy this natural oasis full of native wildflowers, grasses, oak trees, three-acre pond and trails. Some of the plants and animals that frequent the pond or have...
Swimming, boating, picnicking, and tennis facilities are available with miles of pretty biking and jogging paths along Lake Michigan. Beaches locations: Lighthouse Beach, Clark Street Beach, Dempster/Greenwood Street Beach, Lee Street Beach and ...
Set amidst 32 acres of pristine prairie in Glenview, this Center serves as both gateway and guide to the Air Station Prairie. It’s a great example of how man-made structures can harmonize with the environment. Interpretive panels on the outer wa...
Right in your own backyard is Lake Michigan's most beautiful spot on the North Shore, Glencoe Beach. The beach is ideal for group and family outings, work picnics, or summer camp groups! Lifeguards are on duty daily during beach season. The beac...
1421 Milwaukee Ave.
Glenview, IL 60025
The Grove offers 145 acres of nature preserve with trails to walk through woodland, prairie and natural wetlands. Visitors will enjoy the Interpretive Center filled with exhibits of native animals. Learn about the local history of The Kennicott ...
2024 Mc Cormick Blvd.
Evanston, IL 60201
Stretching along a three-quarter mile segment of McCormick Boulevard on a narrow, 23 acre strip of reclaimed land following the diagonal course of the North Shore Channel, the arboretum is an area of natural beauty and recreation open year-round...
545 Academy Dr.
Northbrook, IL 60062
This acclaimed Park District manages more than 500 acres of parks and provides more than 1,000 recreational programs. Distinctive facilities include: two outdoor aquatic centers, Sportsman’s Country Club (with 27 holes, a lighted practice range ...
3120 Milwaukee Ave
Northbrook, IL 60062
River Trail Nature Center, one of six educational facilities in the Forest Preserves located in Northbrook tells the story of native plants and animals that remain in the urban environment. Visitors can walk through Sugar Maple woods along self-...
Over 23 acres of park land adjacent to scenic Lake Michigan. Operating three swim beaches (Elder Lane, Maple Street and Tower Road), one boat Launch and Sailing Center (Lloyd) and for our four-legged friends a Dog Beach (Centennial Beach). Dail...