Hawks Hollow at Peck Farm Park
An Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IRPA) 2014 Outstanding Facility
Hawks Hollow is open to the public during regular park hours, from dawn until dusk. Hawks Hollow is also available for birthday parties, school, and scout and church groups. For more information, please call (630) 262-8244.
Designed to engage children in environmental learning, Hawks Hollow welcomes children and families to explore, touch, climb, learn and play.
Research shows a direct link between exposure to nature and the physical, social, mental and emotional well-being of children. Inspired by this research,
Hawks Hollows aims to get children using their imaginations and senses to experience the smells, textures and wonders of the natural world.
Hawks Hollow features eight interactive learning stations featuring native bird, tree and bug species. With a focus on local plants and wildlife, these learning stations aim to inspire children to explore further on and off the nature playground, nurturing a life-long connection to their environment.
Some of the learning stations include:
- King Fisher Crossing: allows visitors to create art in soil tables and on mud walls, identify webbed bird tracks, manipulate water and learn about the importance of wetlands to birds.
- Songbird Stage: features a wood stage and log seating area with nature based musical instruments for creative musical play.
- Raptor’s Roost: provides a variety of hands-on large motor activities such as a tree ring life cycle, falcon message center, pulley system, optic scopes for bird watching and a multi-level tree house with spiral slide, roped web climbers and a tree top eagles nest overlook.