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Native Plant Sale preorders are now open to the first 350 customers!

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And recharge your mind and body with us at a DuPage forest preserve.

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Get Your Permits

Purchase annual permits for off-leash dog areas, boats, and water- or model crafts.

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Register for a Camp

Registration for summer camps is now open.

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Read All About It

Read about native plants for your garden, nature play and fishing in the spring Conservationist, now available online.

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Connect to Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves


Join a Spring Fling Egg Hunt at Danada Equestrian Center

Hunt for eggs, meet Percheron horses and take a tractor-drawn hayride at the family-friendly "Horsin' Around Day" on April 20 at Danada Equestrian Center.


Celebrate Earth Week by Helping at Volunteer Restoration Workdays

Pick up your mood as you help pick up litter or remove invasive nonnative plants during a volunteer workday at DuPage forest preserves.


Go Birding to See Early Spring Migrants to the Forest Preserves

Join a naturalist-led hike to see how bird variety changes through spring at a "Bird Walk" on April 19 at McDowell Grove Forest Preserve.


Get in Some Nature Playtime With Your Child at a Forest Preserve

Exploring the woods with your child is good for a growing body, developing brain and building young social skills. And it's good for you, too!


Cycling DuPage Forest Preserves' Trails Brings Cyclist Happiness

Cyclist Adam Caulk ditches the gym and finds exercising outdoors and on the DuPage forest preserves' trails to be more enjoyable and stimulating.


Restoration Work on Creek is Moving to Blackwell Forest Preserve

A second phase of restoration work begins this spring on Spring Brook at Blackwell, affecting camping and trail access at the Forest Preserve.

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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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