Reserve a Picnic Area

Reserve an area or shelter for your next picnic or potluck at a DuPage forest preserve.

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Celebrate a Night for Nature

Join the Friends of the Forest Preserve District to support natural areas, nature education and recreational programs.

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Have It at Herrick

Host a birthday party, field trip or corporate outing at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve.

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Catch Nature

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

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Give the Gift of "Get Outdoors"

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

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Connect to Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves


Find Unexpected Garden Delights in Some DuPage Forest Preserves

Discover amazing gardens abloom in gorgeous flowers in various DuPage forest preserves with the help of a handy guide. 


Namaste! Join Yoga on the Lawn Wednesday mornings at Mayslake 

Start your Wednesdays in nature with an outdoor yoga class designed for beginners and led by an experienced practitioner.


Calling Citizen Scientists! Help Search for Endangered Bumble Bees

Look for one of our rarest native bees, the federally endangered rusty patched bumble bee during its prime viewing season! 


Couple Catches Nature through Volunteer Trail Watch in Preserves

Bruce and Kathy Dudzik of Wheaton marvel at the variety of wildlife and seasonal changes in DuPage preserves as trail watch volunteers. 


Volunteers and Grant Help Restore More of West Chicago Prairie

Volunteer stewards and a grant secured by the Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County help restore  premiere MacQueen Savanna habitat.


Explore St. James Farm on a Fun Tractor-Drawn Covered Wagon Ride

Enjoy a relaxing 30-minute ride through scenic St. James Farm Forest Preserve on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in August.

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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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