About Douglass Park

Douglass Park is a 218 acre Chicago Park District facility on the west side of Chicago. Although the park has many recreational and cultural facilities, it is also a green magnet for birds, butterflies, dragonflies, and more. Much of the nature in the park can be found in the sanctuary, a combined nature area-golf course, and around the Douglass Park lagoons. However, birds can be found in almost any section of the park, especially during spring and fall migration.


This Nature in Douglass Park website and blog includes photographs of many of the animals and plants that can be found in Douglass Park. To learn more about nature in the park, you can follow these links:

  • The Nature in Douglass Park Facebook group includes updates about birds and other wildlife found in Douglass Park, plus news about nature-related events and natural area management in the park.
  • Douglass Park’s eBird Hotspot page includes detailed lists of birds that have been found in the park.

Try these links for more information about Douglass Park’s history and recreational and cultural opportunities::