Four Forest Preserves Next in Line for Navigational Signs
This fall the District will begin to install maps and trail markers at Fullersburg Woods
in Oak Brook, Danada
and Herrick Lake
in Wheaton, and St. James Farm in Warrenville.
Similar to signs already installed at Waterfall Glen
in Darien, the four-sided posts will have trail names, directional arrows, and distances to parking lots, forest preserve features, and connecting trails, helping visitors better navigate the preserves’ major regional trails, loops and links.
In addition, the District will install signs explaining key natural and historical features.
In October 2015, the District installed 19 new wayfinding posts and 19 mileage markers along 9.5 miles of trails at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve. The project was the result of a survey of more than 1,000 hikers, joggers, bikers, bird-watchers and other visitors. The District analyzed the comments it received and used them to develop the signs, which make it easier to navigate.