Public Input Sought on Future Use of Greene Farm Barn at June 16 Open House

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Public Input Sought on Future Use of Greene Farm Barn at June 16 Open House

Tour the Barn and Share Your Thoughts on Its Future Use

(June 4, 2018) — Tour the historic Greene Farm barn at Greene Valley Forest Preserve and share ideas on its possible future use at an open house on Saturday, June 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the barn, located at the southeast corner of Greene and Hobson roads in Naperville.

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has received public inquiries about future uses for the barn. Forest Preserve District Commissioner Mary Lou Wehrli, District 5, will moderate a public forum for community members to share ideas for potential community-led initiatives for the barn.

In 2016 the District completed an exterior stabilization renovation project on the historic structure. Currently, there is no public use of the interior.

“It is a beautiful and historic place,” said Forest Preserve District of DuPage County President Joe Cantore. “I am interested to hear from the community about their ideas for the potential use of the barn and how it could complement the mission of the District.”

The Greene Farmstead is part of the District’s 1,388-acre Greene Valley Forest Preserve. The preserve features a 190-foot-tall scenic overlook, 12 miles of marked trails, picnic shelters, an off-leash dog area, a model craft area and a youth-group campground. The preserve is home to more than 540 native plant species, making it one of the county’s most botanically diverse sites.

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, five education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Tony Martinez, Director of Communications & Marketing
630-871-6406 |

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