Get Your 2019 Permits

Purchase annual permits for off-leash dog areas, water- or model crafts online beginning December 1!

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Take a Joy Ride

Mount Hoy at Blackwell opens for tubing weekends December 1 when 3" or more covers the hill.

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Celebrate the Season

Catch the holiday spirit at DuPage forest preserves.

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Plan for Season's Changes

Some DuPage forest preserve parking lots, amenities and areas are inaccessible over winter.

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Play It Safe On the Ice

Get our tips for winter-related safety in DuPage forest preserves.

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Connect to Nature in Your Forest Preserves


Celebrate Traditions at Our Kline Creek Farm

Discover the history of holiday traditions during a tour of our Kline Creek Farm farmhouse.


Get Outdoors for Winter Fun in Forest Preserves

Play in the snow, rent snowshoes, cross-country-ski, ice fish and more this season!


Give the Gift of "Get Outdoors" This Holiday

Purchase a gift card for forest preserve programs, permits, equipment rentals and merchandise.


Get Ready to Register for Our Summer Camps

Registration for summer camps opens Jan. 1 for county residents, nonresidents on Feb. 1.


Amateur Naturalist Finds Peace at Prairie

The "nature bug" inspires one woman to explore the prairie and volunteer to help wildlife.


Hiking Proves Rewarding for Patron

Man observes plants, animals, changing seasons while walking his dog at forest preserves.

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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