Support DuPage Forest Preserves Through A Night for Nature Sept. 15!

Benefit returns in person and under the stars at St. James Farm.

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Shop Our Fall Native Tree and Shrub Sale Now!

Order online now so you can add native trees & shrubs to your garden.

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Take 6 hikes during 8-week challenge to win prizes!

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Stay Connected!

Sign up for text alerts and more for the latest on DuPage forest preserves.

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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


Willowbrook Wildlife Center Limits Animal Intake Hours Through Aug. 20

Willowbrook Wildlife Center is limiting animal intake hours to 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday through Friday until Aug. 20. (No admissions Saturday 8/13 & 8/20).

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Help Catalog Pollinators at 'Pollinators of DuPage' Bioblitz Aug. 20-28

Nature fans are invited to grab their smartphones and help catalog the bees and butterflies as part of the "Pollinators of DuPage" Bioblitz Aug. 20-28.


District's Volunteer Program a Finalist for Governor's Hometown Award

A volunteer pop-up program started during the pandemic is one of four finalists for the Illinois Governor's Hometown Award.


Kids Invited to Fish with Police at Two Free Cops & Bobbers Programs

Kids 15 and under are invited to fish with Forest Preserve District and local police Aug. 15 in Wheaton, and Aug. 22 in Bartlett.


Discover the Hidden History of the East Farm Barn at St. James Farm

We turn back the clock to the early 1900s to explore the transformation and equestrian  history of St. James Farm's East Farm Barn.


See the Weekly West Nile Virus Monitoring Report for DuPage County

View the results of the District's weekly West Nile virus monitoring program, from samples at various DuPage forest preserves in the summer.

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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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