Plans and Projects

Current Projects

Blackwell Forest Preserve Fleet Management Building Project

A new 16-bay fleet building at Blackwell Forest Preserve will provide almost 29,000 square feet for the maintenance and repair of District vehicles and equipment...

Blackwell Forest Preserve Off-Leash Dog Area Tree Removal

Ash trees infected by emerald ash borers were removed over the 2014-15 winter.

Blackwell Forest Preserve Water Main Extension

The District is moving forward with plans to install a water main extension to provide municipal water to Blackwell facilities along Mack Road. Construction should begin in summer 2016 and be completed by fall 2016.

Churchill Woods: Babcock Grove & Churchill Prairie Restoration

Work begins in December 2015 to restore Babcock Grove and connect it with the adjacent Church Prairie Nature Preserve in Glen Ellyn.

Churcill Woods: McKee House

The District is conducting an architectural study on the McKee House at Churchill Woods to determine costs for renovation...

Danada Visitors Enhancements

The District proposed implementing additional accessories, trails, and landscaping as part of the overall master plan...

Danada Wetland Project

This project will restore 21 acres of wetlands and 23 acres of prairie to Danada Forest Preserve in Wheaton.

District Wide CIP Stormwater Management Enhancements Project

District works to improve water quality and enhance the aesthetics of the preserves.

District Wide Trail Signage

New navigational signage planned for Fullersburg Woods, Danada, Herrick Lake and St. James Farm.

Dunham Forest Preserve Parking Lot, Scenic Overlook and Trail

The Forest Preserve District is taking steps to install parking lot, scenic overlook and trail at Dunham Forest Preserve.

Dunham Wetland and Prairie Restoration

The Forest Preserve District and its partners are continuing to restore 212 acres of prairies and wetlands at Dunham Forest Preserve, including 11 acres funded by Canadian National and 30 acres by DuPage County Stormwater Management.

Fullersburg Woods Ben Fuller House

In 2015, the State of Illinois suspended their portion of the funding for the project. As a result, the District's Board of Commissioners suspended plans to prepare the Ben Fuller House for public use until future funds become available to complete the work.

Fullersburg Woods Graue Mill Structural Improvements Project

Due to unfavorable bid results in August 2015, the project will be rebid in Winter 2015/2016 with construction expected to occur in 2016. The historic gristmill is currently closed for the season.

Fullersburg Woods Lighting and Electrical Improvements

New parking lot and site lighting improvements are proposed for Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve to accommodate night events.

Hawk Hollow and Mallard Lake: County Farm Road Bridge and Trail Improvements

In September 2013, the District entered into a Professional Services contract with TranSystems for Phase I and II engineering of the County Farm Road Bridge and Trail Improvements project at both Mallard Lake and Hawk Hollow Forest Preserves.

Hidden Lake Forest Preserve Picnic Shelter

The District will construct a 50-person picnic shelter at Hidden Lake Forest Preserve this spring.

Hidden Lake: Invasive Zebra Mussels Found at Eagle Lake

Anglers can do their part to prevent the spread of zebra mussels at Eagle Lake.

McDowell Grove Entrance Road Bridge Replacement and Trail Improvements

In 2016, the District began engineering design for the replacement of the McDowell Grove entrance bridge.

Oak Meadows Clubhouse Preliminary Design

The District is exploring plans to build a clubhouse at Oak Meadows Golf Preserve in Addison.

Oak Meadows Golf Improvements

The District will begin master plan construction at Oak Meadows Golf Course in summer 2015.

Oldfield Oaks Off-Leash Dog Area

District plans to construct an off-leash dog area at Oldfield Oaks.

Pratt's Wayne Woods Segment of the North Central Regional Trail

When complete, 35-mile long regional bicycle trail will connect the Elgin Branch of the Illinois Prairie Path to the Forest Preserve District of Cook County's Schaumburg Bikeway System.

Springbrook Prairie: Cooperative Invasive-Species-Control Program

Invasive flowering rush populations treated at Springbrook Prairie...

St. James Farm Indoor Riding Arena Improvements

Improvements to the St. James Farm indoor riding arena are part of the first phase of the preserve's master plan.

St. James Farm McCormick Woods Trail

Work is expected to get under way in 2017 to build a trail through McCormick Woods at St. James Farm.

St. James Farm: Water And Sewer Improvements

In May 2013, the District entered into a Professional Services contract with Strand Associates for Phase I, II and III engineering for the St. James Farm Water and Sewer Improvements project.

Warrenville Grove River Corridor Restoration

Invasive brush maintenance continues in several areas at Warrenville Grove along the river.

Waterfall Glen: Hine's Emerald Dragonfly Habitat Restoration

The District is part of a team to identify conservation measures for the Hine's Emerald Dragonfly Habitat Restoration Project at Waterfall Glen.

West Branch DuPage River Trail: Blackwell to West DuPage Woods

The District is working to completea segment of the 23-mile long regional trail from West DuPage Woods in West Chicago to Channahon in Will County.

West Branch DuPage River Trail: Winfield Mounds to West DuPage Woods

The West Branch DuPage River Trail will extend from Winfield Mounds to West DuPage Woods and travel through Winfield.

West Branch Regional Trail: Timber Ridge And West Branch Forest Preserves

The Forest Preserve District is working cooperatively with the Village of Carol Stream and the Wayne Township Road District to complete a critical missing segment in the West Branch Regional Trail from Timber Ridge Forest Preserve in West Chicago to West Branch Forest Preserve in Carol Stream.
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