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Welcome to the Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center

The Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center is a joint project of the Homewood-Flossmoor and Olympia Fields Park Districts. Our thirty-eight acre nature preserve is home to a vast diversity of wildlife and habitat types. See beautiful woods, wildflowers, birds and furry friends along the way on our trails!

Featured Programs

IO Foundation Mum Sale
Adult Flashlight Egg Hunt
Bee Box

Irons Oaks Foundation

Would you be interested in serving as a trustee, or would you like to
see other fundraising events or programs sponsored by the Irons Oaks Foundation?
If so, please email us at IronsOaksFoundation@hfparks.com.

What We Offer:

Whether you are a teacher, youth group, private organization or family, there is something at Irons Oaks for you!

Corporate Outreach and Retreat

Great for organizations to improve communication and teamwork.

Adventure Center

  • Teams Course
  • High Ropes Course
  • Climbing Tower
  • Crate Climbing
  • Power Pole

Environmental Education

Plan your next field trip or scout trip with us to learn all about nature.

Room Rental

Let us host your upcoming special event or holiday parties.

Public Events and Programs

We offer year-around programs and events for all ages.

Walking Trails

Open to the public dawn to dusk.

Crate Climbing