Openlands Get Outside Map

With the Openlands Get Outside Map, discover places and ways to enjoy nature in the Chicago region. The interactive map and list below currently feature 350 parks, preserves, and natural areas open to the public.

Explore using either the List View or Map View. Filter using a list of suggested benefits (such as public transit access or picnic facilities) and activities (such as walking or birdwatching). In Map View, search for sites using an address or zip code.

Make sure to check the park or natural area’s website to get updated information on closures, and follow CDC guidelines on social distancing. And if you’re looking for tips on how to get outside safely, here are tips from Shape of the World Show.

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To get out on the water, check out Paddle Illinois Water Trails or explore our regional trails.

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Funding for the Openlands Get Outside Map is generously provided by the Grand Victoria Foundation.