What is North Park Village
It features a 46-acre nature preserve and educational facility, which are situated within the 155-acre North Park Village campus.
The nature preserve offers trails that wind through woodland, wetland, prairie and savanna. A discovery room, a hands-on table of natural objects, and interactive displays are highlights of the Nature Center.
Where: North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd., 312-744-5472
When: Open 7 days a week (excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays) from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Admission: free
The mission of North Park Village Nature Center is to provide visitors with an opportunity to interact with and learn about wildlife and natural resources in an urban setting. There are programs, events and activities for all ages to enjoy while discovering our shared natural heritage at the first nature center within the city of Chicago.
Check out these areas:
- North Park Village Birding Area
- North Park Village Path and Trail
- North Park Village Prairie/Grassland
- North Park Village Savanna and Woodland
- North Park Village Wetland
Volunteer at NPV
If you’re looking for something fun and productive to do outdoors they are always in need of volunteers. Restore the woodland, wetland, and prairie communities in the nature preserve. Activities include planting native species and invasive species control. You can volunteer on Wednesdays and Sundays from 9a-12p year-round. Register to volunteer here.