Take a Romantic Night Walk!

Take your sweetie on a lantern-lit self-guided walk through the woods Feb. 11 & 12.

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Think spring!

Start planning your garden now with our native landscaping programs.

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Calling all Scouts!

Check out our many merit badge programs and sign up today!

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Lend a Hand at our Volunteer Restoration Workdays!

Help improve a forest preserve prairie or woodland.

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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


Next Winter Adventure Series: Go on a Snowshoe Scavenger Hunt Jan. 30

Strap on some snowshoes and go on a self-guided scavenger hunt at our next Winter Adventure Series program on Jan. 30 at Churchill Woods.


Test Your Fishing Skills at Popular Hard Water Classic Feb. 12

Anglers of all ages are invited to test their skills at the annual Hard Water Classic ice fishing tourney on Feb. 12 at Silver Lake at Blackwell Forest Preserve.


Introduce Your Child to Nature with New Pre-K Play Program

Spark your young child's love of the natural world by instilling a love of the plants and animals that live right outside your home.


Discover the Hidden History of the Blackwell Woolly Mammoth

It started like a normal day for Gary Jones, a heavy equipment operator for the District. But then he unearthed a 13,000-year-old woolly mammoth.


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.


Stop Cabin Fever Before It Starts in DuPage Forest Preserves

Embrace winter with a flurry of outdoor fun in the DuPage forest preserves, which offer residents plenty of reasons to get outside and play this winter.

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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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