The Lincoln Marsh Natural Area is an invaluable resource for enhancing the appreciation of and involvement in the natural world.

Highly regarded for its recreational and educational opportunities for people of all ages, Lincoln Marsh offers one hundred and fifty acres of respite from the hustle and bustle of traffic and commerce. The natural integrity of the area is impressive, despite its urban setting. Prairies, woodlands, and savannas surround open water marsh areas that dot the landscape.

Find out how Lincoln Marsh benefits the community 

Important Dates and Programming Highlights

prairie patch play area entrance

Prairie Patch Play Area

New Play Area
Incorporates surrounding landscape and vegetation to better experience nature as part of a child’s daily outdoor playtime.
Snowshoeing information

Snowshoe Rentals

Explore the Lincoln Marsh on snowshoes!
Offered when weather permits at Lincoln Marsh & Northside Park.
little kids walking on path in Lincoln Marsh Natural area

Spring/Summer Camps

Registration begins 2/18 (R); 3/3 (NR)
Programs run April through August.

Winter Programs

Registration begins 11/12 (R); 12/3 (NR)
Programs run January through April.

** R = Residents, NR = Nonresidents

Please note: Some links will take you to the Wheaton Park District’s online registration system; others will open as a PDFs with links to the Wheaton Park District online registration portal.