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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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


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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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