PrairieWalk Pond & Dragonfly Landing

Dragonfly Landing Splash Pad is open for the season.  

PrairieWalk Pond provides diverse recreational activities for people of all ages, while serving as a storm water retention basin that supports Downtown Lisle redevelopment. It is located just west of Main Street in Downtown Lisle at the intersection of Garfield Avenue and Burlington Avenue. Throughout the seasons, the colors of the prairie are on display in more than 100 varieties of grasses, flowers and trees. In 2016, the site was certified as Monarch Butterfly Waystation #14864.  Fishing and grilling are prohibited at PrairieWalk Pond. 

The Dragonfly Landing Splash Pad is free to the public and open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Interactive water elements are on a timer and only active during the times listed above.  Picnic tables are on a first come, first serve basis and may not be reserved.   

 The French Market takes place on Garfield Avenue (adjacent to the pond) on Saturdays from May through October from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.  

Sustainable Elements of PrairieWalk Pond 

This site's nature theme reflects Lisle's brand as "The Arboretum Village." Sustainable components include: 

  • A green roof
  • A preserved wetland
  • A stormwater management system
  • Educational signage
  • LED lighting
  • Native landscaping
  • Permeable pavers
  • Water conservation elements
  • Water timers


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