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 Hollows aims to get children using their imaginations and senses to experience the smells, textures and wonders of the natural world.

Raptor's Roost

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.

Girls Following the Bird Tracks throughout the Park.



Boy Climbing Net Climber on Raptor's Roost


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.

Hawks Hollow is availble for birthday parties, school and scout and church groups. For more information, please contact (630) 262-8244. Groups of 12 or more MUST call in adavnce.

Parents and caregivers MUST supervise and be attentive to children at all times, while letting them play freely.

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