Tell Us What You Think!

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

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Archery Open House Aug. 7

Explore this popular sport at Blackwell archery range.

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Have it at Herrick!

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

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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


DuPage Art League 'Capturing Nature' Exhibit Opens at Mayslake Aug. 4

Explore nature-themed artwork by members of the DuPage Art League at  Mayslake's first in-person art exhibit since the pandemic. 


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. 


Expore the Hidden History of the Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad

Discover the history of the CA&E Railroad through DuPage forest preserves and find out how and why it all came to an abrupt end one day.


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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