Register for a Summer Camp

From farm chores to archery to horses, 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


Celebrate the "Glorious Fourth" at Our Kline Creek Farm 

Get in the spirit and experience the excitement of the Fourth of July the 1890s way during a celebration on June 27 at Kline Creek Farm.


Nature Enthusiast and Photographer Takes Time to Slow Down Outdoors

Photographer Heidi Carpenter's nature photography reveals the secrets to be seen in trees, prairie grasses and other natural features.


Plan Your Next SUP Outing at Blackwell Forest Preserve

Gear up for even more adventure with stand-up paddleboarding at Silver Lake at Blackwell Forest Preserve, available for a limited time this summer.


Attract Butterflies to Your Garden With Our Pollinator Seed Mix

Pick up a seed packet containing wild bergamot and other native species at our headquarters or education centers to seed your garden.


Help Ecologists Track Water Levels in DuPage Forest Preserve Lakes

We're looking for a few citizen scientists to track water levels in DuPage forest preserve lakes and record data as part of a national research project.


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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