Register for a Summer Camp

From horses to farm chores to archery, we still have a few openings for kids summer camps!

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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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Have It at Herrick

Host a birthday party, field trip or corporate outing at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve.

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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"

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

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Connect to Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves


Women: Go on a Twilight Hike in New Women's Outdoor Adventure Series

Enjoy great camaraderie as you learn about basic techniques and safety essentials of this classic sport in first of four programs in series.


Enjoy Music, Theater and Nature at Discover Mayslake July 20

Take a self-guided tour of Mayslake Hall, enjoy live music and theater, dabble in art, try archery or kayaking and more at Mayslake 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 20.


Breathe in Nature at Relaxing Yoga Class at Mayslake Peabody Estate

Start your day in nature with an outdoor yoga class designed for beginners at "Yoga on the Lawn" on Wednesdays in July and August at Mayslake.


Fish With the Family at Various Forest Preserves This Summer

Learn fish ecology and identification as well as techniques and regulations at these programs created just for families.


Teachers: Registration is Now Open for School Programs

See our great variety of school programs available in your classroom or at the forest preserves. Or, plan for a discovery of your own.


Climb Aboard a Tractor-Drawn Covered Wagon Ride This Summer

Enjoy a 30-minute ride through St. James Farm Forest Preserve to connect to nature and explore this DuPage forest preserve's unique history.

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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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