District Closes Preserves and Buildings, Cancels Programs Jan. 30 & 31 Due to Dangerous Cold

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District Closes Preserves and Buildings, Cancels Programs Jan. 30 - 31 Due to Dangerous Cold

(Jan. 29, 2019) — With dangerously cold temperatures forecast for the region, all Forest Preserve District of DuPage County forest preserves and buildings will be closed and programs canceled on Wednesday, Jan. 30 and Thursday, Jan. 31.

The closure includes all DuPage forest preserve recreational facilities — parking lots, trails, off-leash dog areas, shelters and fishing lakes — as well as the Forest Preserve District’s headquarters office and its six education centers: Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton, Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook, Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago, Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook, St. James Farm in Warrenville, and Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn.

In addition, all Forest Preserve District programs are canceled for Jan. 30 and 31.

“The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County holds the health and safety of its visitors and staff in high regard,” said District Executive Director Ed Stevenson. “Please take extra precautions while outside in the dangerously cold temperatures. At this time, it is anticipated that District facilities will reopen on Friday, Feb. 1. In case plans change, please visit dupageforest.org and follow our Facebook page for updates.”

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 4 million people visit its 60 forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, six education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, blogFacebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

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