Springbrook Nature Center


View pictures of the Classroom at the Nature Center below.

Nature Center Programming (Link)


Closed M-F
Sat/Sun 11am-5pm

Apr-May & Sept-Oct:

T/Th 4-7pm
Sat/Sun: 11am-5pm

2013 6 Nature 028.JPGMemorial Day-Labor Day: M-F 2-7pm
Sat/Sun 12-5pm

To rent the Nature Center, Shelter and Camp Fire Ring visit www.itascaparkdistrict.com/rentals(link) or Call Chris at 630-773-2257630-773-2257       

Hiking Trails (Link)

Map and Directions (Link)

Village of Itasca's Tree Dedication Program (Link)
Donations Accepted! Please make checks payable to "Friends of Springbrook Nature Center."

Watch a video of the 4 seasons at the Nature Center by Judy Lazar with the link below.

Since opening its doors in 1980, The Nature Center has been a vibrant natural resource for education and conservation in suburban Chicago.  Nestled in the heart of the Village of Itasca, Illinois, and located just minutes from its downtown area and train station, you can enjoy 2 miles of hiking trails through a shady woodland, fragrant prairie, and a lush cattail marsh.  One mile of concrete paths has been added! You can also stop in at the visitor's center where children of all ages will enjoy free crafts, view an aquarium and more.

The Nature Center offers a variety of programs for local schools, scouts and families.  We teach topics ranging from native plants a2013 6 Nature 026.JPGnd animals to environmental restoration.  The Nature Center is a wonderful place to come out and enjoy a summer of fun at one of our many nature day camps. 

The Village of Itasca‚Äôs Nature Center is located (view map) south of the Itasca Community Library and Park District Water Park at Catalpa Avenue and Irving Park Road.  Parking is available at the Nature Center (small lot) and at the Water Park (larger lot).  We are open year-round (click here for hours) with a variety of attractions for the whole family.

  • creek.jpgHiking and Birdwatching
  • Snowshoeing (weather permitting)
  • Large indoor Aquarium (fish and turtles)
  • Butterfly garden and Hummingbird garden
  • Picnic shelter and Campfire ring

Farm House Kitchen Exhibit from the Itasca Historical Depot Museum.

Nature Center Programs, Birthday Parties, Rentals and more.

Nature Center phone: 630-773-5572
For programs and rentals call Chris at the Itasca Park District at 630-773-2257 .