COVID-19 Update: Most preserves, off-leash dog areas, and trails remain open. All preserves will close daily at sunset. 

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Social Distancing Required!

Most of our preserves are open. You play a critical role in keeping them open.

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Think Global & Plant Local!

Place a presale order now for our Native Plant Sale on June 5 & 6.

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Turning to Nature in a Time of Turmoil

DuPage forest preserves are a great way to reduce stress and improve your mood.

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Catch Nature

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

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Restoring a Creek's Meander

Spring Brook Creek's restoration to benefit wildlife and habitat

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Connect to Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves


Spring Trout Season Opener Postponed Indefinitely in Preserves

Main entrances to Blackwell, Wood Dale Grove and Pratt's Wayne Woods forest preserves will remain closed April 4 & 5 to ensure compliance.


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.


Great Horned Owlet Reunited with Family Thanks to Willowbrook Staff

After helping the owlet regain its strength after the fall, Willowbrook staff rose to the challenge to return the owlet to its nest in Aurora.


Nature Minute: Flying Squirrels Are Common in DuPage County

Did you know that flying squirrels are common throughout DuPage County? Watch this Nature Minute video to find out more.


District's Women Offer Advice to Girls Considering Careers in Science

Discover the precious pearls of wisdom our "Wonder Women" of science have gleaned on their journeys to careers in science fields.


Two Horses Join Danada Herd Thanks to Couple's Generous Donation

Two Percheron quarter horses have joined the Danada herd thanks to a generous donation of $10,000 from Jan and Jack Yong.

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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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