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Find out the latest updates on what's open and closed in DuPage forest preserves.

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2021 Permits Go on Sale Dec. 1!

Customers encouraged to buy online, remotely due to COVID-19.

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Support DuPage Forest Preserves on Giving Tuesday Dec. 1!

Keep your donation local by contributing a gift to DuPage forest preserves.

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Catch Nature!

Find out where folks catch nature and how you can, too!

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Downed Tree? Flooded Trail?

Click Report a Concern to let us know about areas in need of our attention.

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Connect to Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves


Motorists Reminded to Use Caution to Avoid Deer on Roadways this Fall

Drivers are urged to slow down & stay alert to avoid deer-vehicle collisions, which are more common between October and December.


Let's Talk Turkey! Discover Fun Tidbits About this Popular Bird 

It's turkey time for a lot of people, so brush up on your knowledge of wild turkeys, which you might spot roaming DuPage forest preserves.


Trail Reopens at Blackwell as Spring Brook Creek Project Wraps Up

The West Branch DuPage River Trail through Blackwell Forest Preserve is now open as work ends on the Spring Brook Creek restoration project.


Wayward Raccoon Gets a Second Chance at Life Thanks to Willowbrook

A young raccoon found nearly lifeless in a grease trap was rescued by a Bartlett restaurant owner and brought back to health at Willowbrook.


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.


Seeing More Coyotes These Days? There's a Reason for That 

You may see more coyotes this time of year, but it doesn't mean their numbers are on the rise. Young coyotes are leaving their parents this time of year.

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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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