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.
Youth Unbound: Bike Adventure for under-resourced teens
Emily Oaks Special Use Rules
Tree-Mendous Trees Secret Code Search
FREE Woodland Bingo Scavenger Hunt
Earth Day Photos
Gate & Trail Hours
Weekdays: 8 a.m.–sunset
Saturday: 8 a.m.–sunset
Sunday: 10 a.m.–sunset
Visitor Facility Hours
Lobby open for customer service only
Restrooms open from the outside only
Weekdays: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
No room rentals, currently.
Lee Hansen, Emily Oak Nature Center ManagerTitl Alison Robbins, Tot Program CoordinatorTitle Cassie Schaeffer, School-Age Program CoordinatorTitle Karen Taira, Family & Adult Program CoordinatorTitle
Bike Trail Access
Dogs not allowed
Interactive Nature Exhibit
Meeting & Party Room Rentals
Walking Paths Map