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.
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Fall Programs

Registration begins 7/30 (R); 8/13 (NR)
Programs run September through December.
Fall Programs
Scout Programs

Scout Programs

Variety of programs for scouts
Fulfill requirements for badges and awards
Scout Programs

Challenge Course Opportunities for Individuals

Looking for some adventure?
Explore adventure activities and challenge yourself to traverse across balance logs, cargo nets and burma bridges.
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** 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.