Neighbors like to come and give back to the area, sharing the communal responsibility of cleaning up traveling debris and gently trimming the trails.

This peaceful location is perfect for strolls, enjoying the scene with tunes provided by the local avian choir and landscapes painted by nature.

The only thing more exciting than seeing such a rustic sight in the heart of the urban landscape are the thousands of residents  about.




Welcome to the

Dunning Read Conservation Area


Located south of the Chicago Read Center, is this serene sanctuary, fit with 8 communal areas and paths through both forest and prairie.

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Friends of Dunning Read is a community group comprised of local residents committed to the preservation and care of the Dunning Read Conservation Area.

We hold regular events in the area ranging from Clean and Greens, Weekly Tours, and activities centered around the  splendor of this natural prairie.