• Announcement: Our facility hours for Memorial Day (Monday, May 29) are as follows: The Administration Building, Racquet, Fitness, and Gymnastics Center, Oak View Center & Museum, and the Ice Arena will all be closed. The Community Pavilion will be open from 7:00 am-noon and Stony Creek Golf Course will be open 6:00 am-Dusk. Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Oak Lawn. Stay safe and enjoy!
Oak Lawn Park District Prairie
105th & Menard Ave,
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Oak Lawn Park District Prairie

This 12.8-acre, high-quality prairie—located at 105th St. & Menard Ave.—is listed as an Illinois Nature Preserve. It is one of three gravel-based mesic prairies remaining in Illinois. The prairie boasts several species of endangered and unusual plants and insects. These include the state-endangered small white lady slipper (cypripedium candidum) and the geometric moth (Itameamboflava) for which the Oak Lawn Prairie is the only documented location east of the Mississippi River!The prairie serves as a window to the past when Illinois was more than 90% prairie land. The Chicago Botanical Society, several university researchers, and local school groups are among those who regularly enjoy this remarkable ecosystem found in Oak Lawn.
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