Douglas 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 Douglas Park lagoon. However, birds can be found in almost any section of the park, especially during spring and fall migration.
This Nature in Douglas Park website and blog includes photographs of many of the animals and plants that can be found in Douglas Park. To learn more about nature in the park, you can follow these links:
- The Nature in Douglas Park Facebook group includes weekly updates about birds and other wildlife found in Douglas Park, plus news about nature-related events and natural area management in the park.
- Douglas Park’s eBird Hotspot page includes detailed lists of birds that have been found in the park, and the Neighborhood Nature blog’s Douglas Park page presents several years of bird monitoring data in tabular form.
Try these links for more information about Douglas Park’s history and recreational and cultural opportunities::
- The Chicago Park District has a web page about Douglas Park.
- The Douglas Park Cultural Center has its own Facebook page.
- You can also visit the Douglas Park Advisory Council website or Facebook page.