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

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 Forest Preserve

Danada Wetland Mitigation  
Posted 8/27/17  


Master Plan  
Posted 9/20/17  
Stormwater Management Enhancements  
Trail Signage Phase Two  

Dunham Forest Preserve

Wetland and Prairie Restoration  
Posted 9/21/17  

Greene Valley Forest Preserve

Hinterlong Woods and Pond Woods Oak Habitat Restoration  
Posted 12/11/18  

Hidden Lake Forest Preserve

Bridge Replacements *  
Posted 7/27/20  

Mallard Lake Forest Preserve

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

Mayslake Peabody Estate

West Parking Lot Improvements *  
Posted 9/18/20  

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  

The Preserve at Oak Meadows

Golf Clubhouse Development  

St. James Farm Forest Preserve

Picnic Pavilion Improvements  
Mack Road Trail Extension  

Springbrook Prairie

Brighton Ridge Trail Connection  

Swift Prairie Forest Preserve

Swift Prairie Nature Preserve Habitat Restoration  

West Branch DuPage River Trail

Blackwell to West DuPage Woods   
Timber Ridge & West Branch Forest Preserves  

West Branch Forest Preserve

West Branch DuPage River Restoration & Wetland Mitigation  

West Chicago Prairie

MacQueen Savanna Habitat Restoration  

Willowbrook Wildlife Center

Solar Power  
Education Raptor Housing  

Completed Projects


Blackwell Forest Preserve

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  

Dunham Forest Preserve

Parking Lot, Scenic Overlook and Trail — Completed 2020  

Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve

Trail and Riverbank Project — Completed in 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  

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  

St. James Farm Forest Preserve

Indoor Riding Arena Improvements — Completed 2018  
McCormick Woods Trail — Completed 2018  
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