Social Distancing Required!

Find out what's open and closed in Phase 4 of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sign Up Now for New Programs!

Join us for forest hikes on Wednesdays, bird walks on Fridays, and nature walks on Saturdays.

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Turning to Nature in a Time of Turmoil

DuPage forest preserves are a great way to reduce stress and improve your mood.

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Catch Nature

Find out where we've been catching nature and how you can, too!

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Spend a Night Under the Stars!

Reserve a campsite now at our Blackwell Forest Preserve family campground, which opens July 10.

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Connect to Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves


DISTRICT ALERT: Harmful Algae Blooms at East Branch Off-Leash Dog Area Lake and Herrick Lake

Visitors are advised to keep children and pets out of the water at both forest preserves. 


District's Vehicle and Equipment Fleet Ranked No. 1 in the Nation

Government Fleet magazine gives the Forest Preserve District high marks for its variety of vehicles and equipment focused on alternative fuels.


Motorists Are Reminded to Watch Out for Turtles Crossing Roadways

April through October is turtle crossing season, as these reptiles cross roads in search of water, food, mates or nests. It's up to drivers to avoid hitting them.


Experience a Big Day in the Birding World in DuPage Forest Preserves

District staffer Glenn Perricone takes you on a virtual tour of his unforgettable day of birding in DuPage forest preserves.


We're Bringing Nature to You! Ways to Enjoy Nature Right at Home

If you can't make it to our preserves, we've got ways for you to connect to nature from your home or in your own backyard.

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View the Weekly West Nile Virus Monitoring Report

District staff have been monitoring a number of forest preserve sites for West Nile virus throughout the summer. Find out more about their results.

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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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