20000 Western Avenue Olympia Fields, IL 60461 | Fax:708.481.1454
708.481.2330 | ironsoaks@hfparks.com

Irons Oaks is dedicated to enhancing social
and natural communities through experiential
education services & projects, professional
development opportunities, and community initiatives.


The Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center is a joint project of the Homewood-Flossmoor (HF Parks.com)and Olympia Fields (OF Parks.com) park districts. The near 40-acre nature preserve is home to a diversity of wildlife and habitat types.

See beautiful woods, wildflowers, birds and furry friends along the way. There are trails along both sides of the park which is located at Vollmer and Western Avenues in Olympia Fields. Please be careful when crossing Vollmer Road. Parking is available on the south side of Vollmer Road. The Park is open to the public daily, sunrise to sunset Sunrise-Sunset Link

Fun in April....

Flashlight Egg Hunt

A fun twist on the traditional egg hunt!  Eggs filled with goodies line the forest and after decorating a unique basket, head out to find some eggs with a flashlight!  Please bring your own light; all children will find eggs. April 11th, 7:30-8:30 PM.  Register by Thursday, April 10th. 

Annual Native Plant Sale

May 10th from 9:00am-12:00pm in the Vollmer Road Parking Lot, come to Irons Oaks and purchase your garden plants at our Native Plant Sale.  Click for more information, see you there!

Coming in June!

The Irons Oaks Survival Skills 5k

This race has it all; mud pits, a beautiful race trail, and survival skills that you must complete in order to finish!  With 5 skills in total, you will find out if you have what it takes to survive the wild.  Registration now open.  Call, register online at www.hfparks.com/programs code 291503-02, or print, fill-out and mail in your registration form.  Race starts promptly at 8:00 AM, June 21.  See you there!

Irons Oaks Foundation News

All- New Year Long Raffle Returns in 2014

This fundraiser helps the Oaks and offers you 68 different chances to win $50.00!  Click here for details.


History of Irons Oaks


  Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center

20000 Western Avenue

Olympia Fields, IL 60461


fax: (708)481-1454

Office hours:


    8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


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