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  
   
ADA Kayak Launch Improvements  
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 Forest Preserve

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

Districtwide

 
Master Plan  
Posted 9/20/17  
   
Stormwater Management Enhancements  
Posted 7/21/17  
   

Dunham Forest Preserve

 
Wetland and Prairie Restoration  
Posted 9/21/17  
   

Greene Valley Forest Preserve

 
Preserve Master Plans  
Posted 5/24/21  
   
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

 
Mayslake Hall Exterior Rehabilitation *  
Posted 9/24/21  
   
Staircase Restoration  
Posted 6/3/21  
   
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  
Posted 7/24/17  
   

St. James Farm Forest Preserve

 
Picnic Pavilion Improvements  
Posted 3/11/19  
   

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

 
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  
   
   
   

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  
   

District-Wide

 
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 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

 
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