Come back to nature...
Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens!
Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens is an 85-acre non-profit park that includes woodlands, prairie, wetlands, gardens and a 10-acre lake.
An estimated 100,000 people come to the park each year to hike, jog, walk their dogs or to simply enjoy the beauty of the gardens and the abundant opportunities to see wildlife. In the warmer months Lake Katherine has canoes and kayaks to rent and our newly completed section of the Cal-Sag Trail provides a beautiful cycling route for nature lovers. Our nature center features a menagerie of reptiles and animals.
Opening hours: The park is open daily from dawn until dusk. The nature center is open weekdays from 9am to 5pm and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.
Paddle on the lake! Canoe and kayaks are available to rent at a cost of $8 per person, per hour. Rental hours are 11am to 3pm, Monday - Saturday. Click here for discounts on Groupon!
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
7402 W. Lake Katherine Drive
Call our team on (708) 361-1873 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming up at Lake Katherine!
Check out our Children's Nature Camps happening this summer!
Stargazing - Saturday, September 10 at 7:30pm
Monarch Butterfly Festival - Sunday, September 18
Sponsor a Lake Katherine fundraiser!
Increase visibility of your company while supporting Lake Katherine! We have sponsorship packages available for our annual Fall Festival plus more!
Click here to find out about our range of sponsorship opportunities and packages!
Lake Katherine's children's programs need your help!
We are looking for plastic containers with lids in the 27-35lb size [the kind that usually hold Tidy Cat litter]. Please leave at the nature center desk. Thank you in advance.
PLEASE NOTE... we are NO LONGER able to
accept electronics for recycling.