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Lake Katherine



Come back to nature..

Welcome to Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens an 85 acre restored natural refuge in the heart of the south west suburbs of Chicago. Whether its hiking, cycling, nature watching, environmental programs, public events or you are looking for a special place for your special event, Lake Katherine is the place to come back to nature...

Grounds are open from dawn to dusk

Nature center is open weekdays 9am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm

Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
7402 W. Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, Illinois, 60463
(708) 361-1873 or email



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Kids: Things to do

Professional Services
-Corporate Retreats/
Team Building

-Consulting and      Conservation Guidance

PLEASE NOTE... we are NO LONGER able to accept electronics for recycling.

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Lake Katherine is owned and supported by the City of Palos Heights and managed by Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens.
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