Plan a Field Trip

Bring your students to one of our education centers to learn about native plants and animals.

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Get Scouting

Bring your Scouts to discover the outdoors and life skills.

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Visit Our Off-Leash Dog Areas

Beginning September 1, dog area permit fees are prorated and available Wednesdays and Saturdays at Mayslake!

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Take 5 With Our Guide

Get the inside scoop about what to see and do with our Visitors Guide.

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Connect to Nature in Your Forest Preserves


Monarch Butterflies Begin Fall Migration

Watch monarchs feed on late-blooming flowers to fuel their long journey south to overwinter. 


Hayrides Return to Danada Sept. 22

Meet the Danada horses and tour the barn at "Horsin' Around" from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 22. 


Border Collie Patrols for Geese at The Preserve

A dog's work is never done when it comes to keeping a golf course free of nuisance geese.

Programs & Events

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County offers scores of nature-related programs and activities for grownups, kids, families and groups year-round. Click below to register for programs, reserve shelters and campsites or purchase permits, and we'll see you soon!

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