Celebrate OAKtober in our preserves!

Register for our fun OAKtober programs.

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Explore Gentleman Farmers

Discover the important role they played in the DuPage forest preserves.

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Volunteer for Nature

Give back to nature by joining a Volunteer Restoration Workday!

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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"

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

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Connect to Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves


Pitch In at Make a Difference Day Oct. 26, Random Acts of Kindness Day 11/2

Volunteers of all ages are invited to help local habitats by removing litter Oct. 26 at East Branch Forest Preserve and Nov. 2 at Hidden Lake Forest Preserve.


Reminder to Motorists: Be Alert for Deer on Roads in Autumn

Motorists are reminded to slow down and stay alert to avoid collisions with deer during their breeding season from October to December.


Be Part of Kline Creek Farm's Annual Corn Harvest Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26

Everyone's invited to experience the fall harvest in the fields during the annual corn harvest at this 1890s living history farm in West Chicago.


Enjoy Fall Colors on Tractor-Drawn Wagon Rides in the Preserves

Experience the beauty of autumn in the preserves on a leisurely tractor-drawn wagon ride at Danada or St. James Farm forest preserves.


Fall Rainbow Trout Season Opens Oct. 19 in DuPage Forest Preserves

The fall rainbow trout season opens at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Silver Lake in Warrenville, Pickerel Lake in Wayne and Grove Lake in Wood Dale.


Active Algae Bloom Under Way at Herrick Lake

Visitors should use caution to stay safe from potential harmful effects of a blue green algae bloom at Herrick Lake in Wheaton.

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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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