The Emily Oaks Nature Center visitor's center and restrooms are open only to program participants and rental groups. See nature trail hours below. Click here for Skokie Park District COVID-19 general guidelines and the status of all facilities and parks.
Skokie's thirteen-acre savanna and nature center is an oasis full of native wildflowers, grasses, oak trees, a two-acre pond, and trails. Residing and visiting urban wildlife includes Great Blue Herons, Coyotes, Flying Squirrels, Northern Water Snakes, Red Foxes and Cooper's Hawks. The indoor nature center offers classes, meeting rooms and the interactive Woodland Wander Inn.
Vote for your favorite photo in our Nature Photography Contest
Art Show & Sale: American Jewish Artist's Club – Nature's Treasures
Native Plant Sale: Click here to check it out.
Earth Day Photos
The Trail is open the following hours:
Monday-Saturday: 8 a.m. – sunset
Sunday: 10 a.m. – sunset
The gate closes promptly at sunset, daily.
Lee Hansen at LAHansen@SkokieParks.org
Bike Trail Access
Interactive Nature Exhibit
Meeting & Party Room Rentals
Walking Paths Map