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. 


Blackwell Forest Preserve

Fleet Management Building Project — Completed 2018
Spring Brook No. 1 Wetland and Creek Restoration — Phase 2
Water Main Extension — Completed 2018

Blackwell, West DuPage Woods, Warrenville Grove & McDowell Grove

West Branch DuPage River Corridor Habitat Improvement Project

Churchill Woods

Babcock Grove Habitat Restoration — Completed 2019

Cricket Creek Forest Preserve

Levee Maintenance and Habitat Improvement Project

Danada Forest Preserve

Danada Wetland Mitigation


Master Plan
Stormwater Management Enhancements
Trail Signage Phase Two

Dunham Forest Preserve

Parking Lot, Scenic Overlook and Trail
Wetland and Prairie Restoration

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
Greene Valley to Will County Connector Trail — Completed 2018
Hinterlong Woods Habitat Restoration

Mallard Lake Forest Preserve

Mallard Lake Channel Restoration and Stabilization

McDowell Grove Forest Preserve

Bridge Replacement and Trail Improvements — Completed 2018

Night Heron Marsh Forest Preserve

Butterfly and Pollinator Habitat Improvements

Oldfield Oaks Forest Preserve

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

Pratt's Wayne Woods Forest Preserve

West to Lake Trail Connector
North Central DuPage Regional Trail Link

The Preserve at Oak Meadows

Golf Clubhouse Development

St. James Farm Forest Preserve

Indoor Riding Arena Improvements — Completed 2018
McCormick Woods Trail
Picnic Pavilion Improvements
Water and Sewer Improvements — Completed 2018

Springbrook Prairie

Brighton Ridge Trail Connection
Maintenance at Greene Valley and Springbrook Prairie Off-Leash Dog Areas

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
Winfield Mounds to West DuPage Woods — Completed 2018

West Branch Forest Preserve

West Branch DuPage River Restoration & Wetland Mitigation

West Chicago Prairie

MacQueen Savanna Habitat Restoration

Willowbrook Wildlife Center

Education Raptor Housing