Tell Us What You Think!

Let us know what you think of our plans for Willowbrook Wildlife Center.

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Have It At Herrick!

Plan your next party, field trip or outing at Herrick Lake.

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Join Us for Archery Open House Aug. 7

Explore this popular sport at Blackwell archery range.

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Find a Summer Camp for Kids!

Help kids connect to nature with fun day camps.

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Catch Nature!

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

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Connect to Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves


Boat Rentals at Herrick Lake Closed due to Harmful Algae Bloom

Weekend boat rentals at Herrick Lake are closed until further notice due to a  harmful algae bloom. Visitors should keep kids and pets out of the water. 


Reserve a Picnic Shelter and Have a Picnic in One of Our Preserves

Our preserves are inviting places to spread a blanket and have a summer picnic with friends and loved ones. Or reserve a picnic shelter.

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Summer is the Perfect Time to Spot  Butterflies in the Preserves   

Now is the perfect time to watch butterflies in DuPage forest preserves. Check out our handy guide with tips on how to spot them. 


Discover the Hidden History of the Hidden Lake Bridge

Delight in the history of the wrought-iron bowstring truss bridge at Hidden Lake Forest Preserve, which has served generations of DuPage visitors.


Connect to Nature from Home with  Games, Puzzles, Relaxing Videos

Can't make it to our preserves? We've got lots of fun ways you can connect to nature right from your home or in your own backyard.


See the Weekly West Nile Virus Monitoring Report for DuPage County

View the results of the District's weekly West Nile virus monitoring program, from samples at various DuPage forest preserves in the summer. 

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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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