Social Distancing Required!

Find out what's open and closed in Phase 4 of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Celebrate Our New Baby!

We're having a virtual baby shower fundraiser for Danada's new colt, Duke.

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We're Back with Fun Programs!

Connect to nature through our programs.

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Catch Nature

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

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Spend a Night Under the Stars!

Reserve a campsite now at our Blackwell Forest Preserve family campground, which opens July 10.

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Connect to Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves


DISTRICT ALERT: Harmful Algae Bloom at East Branch Off-Leash Dog Area Lake

Visitors are advised to keep children and pets out of the water at the forest preserve. 


District's Vehicle and Equipment Fleet Ranked No. 1 in the Nation

Government Fleet magazine gives the Forest Preserve District high marks for its variety of vehicles and equipment focused on alternative fuels.


Find Out How to Attract Swallowtail Butterflies to Your Yard and Garden

Find out what native plants to add to your garden to attract some of the largest, showiest swallowtail butterflies to your yard or garden and yard.


Red Fox Released After Treatment for Mange at Willowbrook Wildlife Center

A red fox suffering from mange was treated at Willowbrook Wildlife Center and released at McDowell Grove Forest Preserve in Naperville recently. 


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.

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View the Weekly West Nile Virus Monitoring Report

District staff have been monitoring a number of forest preserve sites for West Nile virus throughout the summer. Find out more about their results.

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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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