Calling All Kids!

Grab a fishing pole and join us for the Just for Kids Fishing Derby June 12.

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A Year in Review

Take a look back at 2021 in DuPage forest preserves

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Look but Don't Take!

Reminder that foraging for plants in the preserves is illegal.

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Catch Nature!

Find out where folks catch nature and how you can, too!

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Connect to Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves


Public Invited to Provide Input June 11 or Online on 3 Preserve Master Plans

Public feedback is being sought June 11 or online for proposed master plans for Blackwell, Greene Valley and Waterfall Glen forest preserves.


Motorists Reminded to Watch for Turtles Crossing Roads this Spring

Turtles are more likely to be crossing roadways through mid-July, so motorists are reminded to use caution and give them a brake.


Mayslake Hall to Close May 31 for Yearlong Exterior Improvements

Historic Mayslake Hall will close for up to a year starting May 31 for major exterior improvements. The surrounding preserve will remain open.


6 Easy Tips for Successful Composting in Your Backyard

We offer these easy tips to create a successful composting system in your yard in celebration of Learn About Composting Day on May 29.


Simple Ways to Protect Yourself from Ticks While Outdoors

Don't let ticks keep you from enjoying the outdoors. Follow these simple, common-sense ways to protect yourself from ticks throughout the year.


The Hidden History of Burlington Park as Chicago's Recreation Destination

Discover how a railroad line helped transform Burlington Park into a  recreation destination for Chicagoans in the late 1880s.

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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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