Get Your 2019 Permits

Purchase annual permits for off-leash dog areas, water- or model crafts.

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Take a Joy Ride

Mount Hoy at Blackwell opens for tubing weekends when 3" or more covers the hill.

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Celebrate the Season

Catch the holiday spirit at DuPage forest preserves.

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Plan for Season's Changes

Some DuPage forest preserve parking lots, amenities and areas are inaccessible over winter.

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Play It Safe On the Ice

Get our tips for winter-related safety in DuPage forest preserves.

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Connect to Nature in Your Forest Preserves


Get Ready to Register for Our Summer Camps

Registration for summer camps opens Jan. 1 for DuPage County residents and Feb. 1 for nonresidents!


Give the Gift of "Get Outdoors" This Holiday

Purchase a gift card for our forest preserve programs, permits, equipment rentals and merchandise.


Be Enchanted by Wizardry and Wildlife

Meet snakes and other fantastic creatures at "Wizards, Wands & Wildlife" at Mayslake Peabody Estate. 


Get Tips for Helping Birds Survive Winter

Provide a little TLC and more to native birds in your backyard with tips from our Willowbrook Wildlife Center.


Pump Organ Plays Merriment from Parlor

Hear music from a refurbished pump organ, and stop in for a farmhouse tour at our Kline Creek Farm.


Fish On at Area's Only Hard Water Classic

Put your hard-water fishing skills to the test at an ice-fishing tournament at Blackwell Forest Preserve.

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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