Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens
The idyllic surroundings of Lake Katherine provide a natural oasis for many Palos area residents. A walking trail stretches around the entire lake and is used by many. Benches dot the trail for those looking to stop and reflect. Several botanic gardens featuring a variety of flowers and other plant life are must-see spots for children and adults alike. A small waterfall and wooden platform are frequent backdrops for wedding photos of area couples.
The nature center also offers a variety of youth programs aimed to spur interest in environmental and preservation issues. Various field trip programs are also offered to area schools. Lake Katherine Nature Center is currently operated as a non-profit charitable organization.
- Hours: Lake Katherine and the Botanic Gardens are open Daily, Dawn until Dusk The Nature Center is open Mon - Fri, 9am -5 pm, Sat - 10am-4pm, Sun, closed
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- Parking: Free lot
- Are there any interesting facts about this location?: There are many volunteer opportunities available for those looking to give back to the nature preserve.
- Features: Benches
- Services: Restrooms
- Restrictions: No alcohol, No fires, No outside food, No smoking