The need for modern flush restrooms has been identified as a priority project for the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. Over the next several years, the District has identified seven preserve locations to install flush washrooms. This is a certified master plan project for the District.
Wood Dale Grove was selected as a priority location to support its two picnic shelters, picnic area, two fishing piers and lake, and the preserve’s loop trail. The flush washroom will replace the two existing pit vault latrines.
Waterfall Glen was also selected as a priority location and will be built in conjunction with the Rocky Glen Waterfall parking lot and trailhead improvements at Cass Avenue and Bluff Road.
The modern restrooms will include flush toilets, sinks with running water, drinking fountains and family bathrooms for all preserve users.
The District is currently working with consultants to develop plans for flush restrooms at Wood Dale Grove and Waterfall Glen forest preserves. Construction is expected to begin at both sites in summer 2022.
Approximately $1 million has been budgeted in yearly capital development and master planning funds to cover all costs associated with the design, permitting, and construction of the two flush restrooms at Wood Dale Grove and Waterfall Glen.