Upcoming Projects

Projects & Habitat Restoration in Our Preserves

The Forest Preserve District's Planning department develops capital improvement projects involving new structures, recreational facilities, trails and amenities and water resource management in our DuPage forest preserves. Our Natural Resources department manages habitat restoration involving prairies, woodlands and wetlands. We often work with partners to restore waterways, monitor wildlife populations and manage wetlands. 

View our current and ongoing development, habitat restoration and wildlife conservation projects. 

(* indicates a Certified Master Plan Project)


Belleau Woods Forest Preserve

Habitat Restoration Project
Posted 1/20/21

Blackwell Forest Preserve

Solar Studies *  
Posted 6/2/21  
Preserve Master Plans *  
Posted 5/24/21  
Blackwell Landfill Gas and Leachate Management System   
Posted 4/1/21  
Spring Brook No. 1 Wetland and Creek Restoration — Phase 2
Posted 3/19/19

Cricket Creek Forest Preserve

Levee Maintenance and Habitat Improvement Project
Posted 1/24/20

Danada Equestrian Center

Danada House Assessment  
Posted 3/4/22  

Danada Forest Preserve

Danada Cromwell Trail  
Posted 6/3/21  
Danada Wetland Mitigation  
Posted 8/27/17  


Grounds and Natural Resource Management Operations Assessment and Logistics Plan  
Posted 5/25/22  
Stormwater Management Enhancements  
Posted 7/21/17  

Dunham Forest Preserve

Wetland and Prairie Restoration  
Posted 9/21/17  

Egermann Woods

Habitat Improvement Project *  
Posted 12/3/21  

Greene Valley Forest Preserve

Preserve Master Plans  
Posted 5/24/21  
Hinterlong Woods and Pond Woods Oak Habitat Restoration  
Posted 12/11/18  

Herrick Lake

Habitat Improvement Project *  
Posted 12/3/21  

Hickory Grove Forest Preserve

Habitat Improvement Project *  
Posted 12/3/21  

Hidden Lake Forest Preserve

Bridge Replacements *  
Posted 7/27/20  

Mallard Lake Forest Preserve

Mallard Lake Channel Restoration and Stabilization  
Posted 1/11/19  

Maple Meadows

Golf Preserve Master Plan  
Posted 3/14/22  

Mayslake Peabody Estate

Mayslake Hall Exterior Rehabilitation *  
Posted 9/24/21  

Pratt's Wayne Woods Forest Preserve

West to Lake Trail Connector  
Posted 2/10/20  
North Central DuPage Regional Trail Link  
Posted 7/24/17  

Springbrook Prairie

Brighton Ridge Trail Connection  
Posted 2/10/20  

Swift Prairie Forest Preserve

Swift Prairie Nature Preserve Habitat Restoration  
Posted 11/9/18  

Timber Ridge Forest Preserve

Streambank Stabilization  
Posted 6/3/21  

Waterfall Glen

Flush Restrooms *  
Posted 3/2/22  
Parking Lot Improvement  
Posted 2/22/22  
Habitat Improvement Project  
Posted 12/3/21  
Preserve Master Plans *   
Posted 5/24/21  

West Branch DuPage River Trail

Blackwell to West DuPage Woods   
Posted 7/24/17  
Timber Ridge & West Branch Forest Preserves  
Posted 7/24/17  

West Branch Forest Preserve

West Branch DuPage River Restoration & Wetland Mitigation  
Posted 8/22/17  

West Chicago Prairie

MacQueen Savanna Habitat Restoration  
Posted 11/9/18  

Willowbrook Wildlife Center

Wildlife Enclosure Replacement  
Posted 6/3/21  
Phase II Master Plan Improvements  *  
Posted 5/25/21  
Solar Power  
Posted 7/21/20  
Education Raptor Housing  
Posted 11/8/17  

Wood Dale Grove

Flush Restrooms *  
Posted 3/2/22  

York Woods

South Picnic Shelter Repairs  *  
Posted 5/3/22  

Completed Projects


Blackwell Forest Preserve

ADA Kayak Launch Improvements — Completed late 2021  
Fleet Management Building Project — Completed 2018  
Water Main Extension — Completed 2018  

Blackwell, West DuPage Woods, Warrenville Grove & McDowell Grove

West Branch DuPage River Corridor Habitat Improvement Project — Completed 2018  

Churchill Woods

Babcock Grove Habitat Restoration — Completed 2019  


Master Plan — Completed 2019         
Trail Signage Phase Two — Completed Dec. 2017  

Dunham Forest Preserve

Parking Lot, Scenic Overlook and Trail — Completed 2020  

Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve

Trail and Riverbank Project — Completed 2018  

Greene Valley Forest Preserve

Maintenance Work at Greene Valley and Springbrook Prairie Off-Leash Dog Areas — Completed  spring 2020    
Greene Valley to Will County Connector Trail — Completed 2018  


West Parking Lot Improvements * — Completed 2021  
Staircase Restoration — Completed 2020  

McDowell Grove Forest Preserve

Bridge Replacement and Trail Improvements — Completed 2018  

Night Heron Marsh Forest Preserve

Butterfly and Pollinator Habitat Improvements — Completed 12/31/20  

Oldfield Oaks Forest Preserve

Off-Leash Dog Area Update — Completed 2017 and Opened 2018  

The Preserve at Oak Meadows

Golf Clubhouse Development — Completed fall 2021  

St. James Farm Forest Preserve

Picnic Pavilion Improvements — Completed Sept. 2021  
Mack Road Trail Extension * — Completed Nov. 2020  
Indoor Riding Arena Improvements — Completed 2018  
McCormick Woods Trail — Completed 2018  
Spring Brook Watershed Enhancements — Completed 2019  
Water and Sewer Improvements — Completed 2018  

Springbrook Prairie

Maintenance Work at Greene Valley and Springbrook Prairie Off-Leash Dog Areas — Completed  spring 2020  

West Branch DuPage River Trail

Winfield Mounds to West DuPage Woods — Completed 2018