Hours, Directions & Map

Hours

Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens is open daily from dawn till dusk. The Frank Passarelli Nature Center is open weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm. The Nature Center is closed on Sundays.

Driving Directions

Google Map

From Downtown Chicago

  1. Take I-55/Stevenson south to U.S.-45/LaGrange Road Exit south
  2. Take U.S.-45/LaGrange Road south to Route 83 exit
  3. At the stoplight, turn right and travel 3 miles east to Lake Katherine Drive (7500 West)

From the South

  1. Take I-294 north to the 127th Street exit
  2. At the stoplight, turn left, cross Cicero Avenue and then just over bridge, turn right onto Route 83
  3. Lake Katherine Drive is about three miles ahead on the right, just past the stoplight at Harlem Avenue

From the North

  • Take I-294 south to the 127th Street exit
  • At the stoplight, turn right; just over the bridge, turn right onto Route 83
  • Lake Katherine Drive is about three miles ahead on the right, just past the stoplight at Harlem Avenue

From the East

  1. Take I-80 or I-94 to I-294
  2. Take I-294 north to the 127th Street exit
  3. At the stoplight, turn left, cross Cicero Avenue and then just over bridge, turn right onto Route 83
  4. Lake Katherine Drive is about three miles ahead on the right, just past the stoplight at Harlem Avenue

From the West

  1. Take I-80 to the Harlem Avenue (SR-43) northbound exit
  2. Take Harlem about eight miles to Route 83 (also called College Drive and Cal-Sag Road)
  3. Turn left at Route 83
  4. Follow Route 83 about 1/4 mile to Lake Katherine Drive, which will be on your right