COVID-19 Update: Most preserves and trails remain open. All preserves close daily at sunset. All off-leash dog areas will reopen on May 29.

Certain parking lots are limited to DuPage County residents only. Click the "Learn More" button to read the latest updates. 

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Social Distancing Required!

Most of our preserves are open. You play a critical role in keeping them open.

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Think Global & Plant Local!

Customers can pick up their plants curbside on June 5 or 6 at Mayslake Peabody Estate.

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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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Restoring a Creek's Meander

Spring Brook Creek's restoration to benefit wildlife and habitat

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Connect to Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves


Free Wood Chips Available at Blackwell Nursery June 6 and 13 

Homeowners, spruce up your landscaping with free wood chips available June 6 and June 13 at the Blackwell native plant nursery.


Visiting DuPage Forest Preserves During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Please follow these recommended guidelines from the CDC and DuPage Forest Preserve District when visiting DuPage forest preserves.


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.


Why Willowbrook Sets Limits on the Number of Animals it Cares For

Can't you take just one more? The answer is 'no,' and Willowbrook explains why it must make the tough decision to stop taking in animals at times.


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.


Discover Where to Find Native Plants in DuPage Forest Preserves

Find inspiration for your home garden by seeing native plants at their finest in DuPage forest preserves, where they support pollinators & attract wildlife.

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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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