Have It at Herrick

Host your kid’s birthday party or field trip or your corporate outing at Herrick Lake 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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Get Baby Wildlife Advice

Get advice about baby cottontails, squirrels, birds and more from our Willowbrook Wildlife Center.

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Relax

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

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Register for a Summer Camp

From horses to kayaking to field science, we still have a few openings for kids summer camps!

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Connect to Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves

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Wet, Muddy Conditions Cancel Family Field Day at St. James Farm 

Forest Preserve District cancels Family Field Day at St. James Farm on June 1 due to standing water and mud in public-parking fields and other areas.

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Celebrate Memorial Day Traditions at Our Kline Creek Farm

Honor our nation's veterans and fallen heroes at the "Memorial Day Remembered" program on May 27 at Kline Creek Farm.

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Make Your Garden Beautiful With Free Wood Chips at Our Nursery

We’re offering free mulch to prevent weeds and beautify your home garden on June 1 and 8 at our native plant nursery at Blackwell Forest Preserve.

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Drop a Fishing Line at the "Just for Kids Fishing Derby" Event

Hook the kids on fishing at the free, family-friendly "Just for Kids Fishing Derby" on June 9 at Silver Lake at Blackwell Forest Preserve. 

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Archery Range Permits are Coming June 1 to Blackwell Forest Preserve

Archery range permits are now on sale online and at headquarters for archers age 16 and older for use at Blackwell Forest Preserve.

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Nature Provides Volunteer a Creative Outlet for Photography and Writing

Volunteer Sheila Newnham loves nature, photography and writing, which allows her to share her experiences and observations with others.

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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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