PrairieWalk Pond & Dragonfly Landing

PrairieWalk Pond provides diverse recreational activities for people of all ages, while serving as a storm water retention basin that supports Downtown Lisle redevelopment. It is located just west of Main Street in Downtown Lisle at the intersection of Garfield Avenue and Burlington Avenue. Throughout the seasons, the colors of the prairie are on display in more than 100 varieties of grasses, flowers and trees. In 2016, the site was certified as Monarch Butterfly Waystation #14864. 

The free August 2017 PrairieWalk Pond Concert Series will take place on August 3, 10,17 and 24 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
To review schedule, click here.

The French Market takes place on Garfield Avenue (adjacent to the pond) on Saturdays from May through the end of October from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. To learn more, click here
   
Dragonfly Landing is a nature-themed children's play area located at the northeast portion of the site. It contains a free splash pad (that is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day), a play area and a gathering place.  The Lisle Library conducts FREE! Storytimes at Dragonfly Landing at various times throughout the summer. 
    
PLEASE NOTE, DURING MEMORIAL DAY THROUGH LABOR DAY, THE SPLASH PAD FEATURES ARE TURNED ON AT 11 AM AND ARE TURNED OFF AT 7 PM DAILY.  ACTIVATING THE SPLASH PAD FEATURES BEFORE OR AFTER THESE TIMES WILL NOT TURN THE FEATURES ON.

Detailed Information


The free splash pad will open Memorial Day weekend and remain open through Labor Day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. To view detailed splash pad information, click here.   
    

Group Tours Available

 
If your group of eight or more would like to schedule a FREE!, 45 minute walking tour of PrairieWalk Pond and Dragonfly Landing, click here. Tours are available from May through October. After your tour, dine or shop in beautiful, nature-themed Downtown Lisle.

Once you're done exploring PrairieWalk Pond, spend time exploring beautiful Downtown Lisle.
 
Review the 2016 Downtown Lisle Business & Activity Guide
Review the 2016 Lisle Restaurant & Catering Guide 
   

Sustainable Elements of PrairieWalk Pond 


This site's nature theme reflects Lisle's brand as "The Arboretum Village." Sustainable components include: 
  • A green roof
  • A preserved wetland
  • A stormwater management system
  • Educational signage
  • LED lighting
  • Native landscaping
  • Permeable pavers
  • Water conservation elements
  • Water timers

 

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