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

Certain parking lots are limited to DuPage County residents only. Click the Learn More button to read the latest updates. 

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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


What to Do When Waterfowl Run Afoul with Their Nests

Sometimes waterfowl make poor choices when picking a spot for their nests. We offer solutions to a number of scenarios you may encounter.


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: How to Keep Birds From Flying into Windows

Did you know there are a number of things you can do to protect birds from from flying into the windows of your home? 


How Raising Devil Crayfish Helps Hine's Emerald Dragonflies

Find out how we're raising devil crayfish to help boost numbers of federally endangered Hine's emerald dragonflies in DuPage forest preserves.


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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