Public Input Sought on Future Plans for Blackwell, Greene Valley and Waterfall Glen Forest Preserves

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Public Input Sought on Future Plans for Blackwell, Greene Valley and Waterfall Glen Forest Preserves

Public invited to help share future vision for three popular DuPage forest preserves

(June 7, 2021) — The DuPage Forest Preserve District invites the public to share ideas on future plans for Blackwell, Greene Valley and Waterfall Glen forest preserves.
In June the District will host public meetings via Zoom and offer online surveys at to gather ideas about future plans for the three preserves.

Public Meeting Dates
● Blackwell Public Engagement Session, June 22, 6 – 8 p.m. via Zoom

● Greene Valley Public Engagement Session, June 23, 6 – 8 p.m. via Zoom

● Waterfall Glen Public Engagement Session, June 30, 6 – 8 p.m. via Zoom

Links to details on each forest preserve, meeting registration information and surveys are online. sunset-hike
The scenic overlook at Greene Valley Forest Preserve.

The District is looking for ideas on recreational amenities, trails, natural resource restoration, facilities, and infrastructure at the preserves.

The District’s comprehensive 2019 master plan calls for updating site-specific plans for each forest preserve. The updated plans will provide a roadmap for the preserves’ future development, with suggested timeframes for projects that will help the District determine how to budget for capital projects and determine how those projects will affect overall operations.

Gathering public input is the first phase in updating the three preserves’ master plans. The second phase, which will start in the fall, will analyze feedback, develop recommendations, and implement plans and cost estimates.

Once complete, the master plans will be important tools to guide the preserves’ development and serve as templates for master planning efforts at other DuPage forest preserves.
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 6.2 million people visit its 60 forest preserves, 166 miles of trails, six 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, blogFacebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.


Rocky Glen Waterfall at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve in Darien.



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