Dwyer Park

Butterfly Garden Renovation September-October

The butterfly garden at the north end of Dwyer Park, which was installed about 20 years ago, will be undergoing renovation beginning on September 14. In partnership with the Garden Guild of Winnetka, the garden will be shifted slightly to the east, thinned, and replanted with new and saved plants. The existing timbers will be replaced by natural lannon stone terraces and new irrigation will be installed. Please do not enter the area inside the construction fence and be aware of the contractor’s equipment and crews. Work is anticipated to be completed in October, weather permitting. Please direct all questions to Rick Schram, Winnetka Park District Landscape Architect, at (847) 501-2055.


521 Birch Street, Winnetka, IL 60093
Elm Street to Oak Street, Birch Street to Dwyer Court

1.23 acres (Neighborhood Park)

  • Acquired: 1941-1959.  Purchased from Winnetka Board of Education District #36 and various families

Newly-renovated Dwyer Park is located on the western edge of the Central Business District of Winnetka.  A popular playground sits in the center of the park.  A gazebo and patio are located just south of the playground.  Other park features include picnic tables, benches, a ping pong table, two beanbag courts, a drinking fountain, bike racks, decorative lighting, and stone seat walls.  A butterfly garden has been established along Elm Street and a children’s sculpture and sitting area fronts Oak Street.

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