Burlington Park Forest Preserve in Naperville is a 51.5-acre woodland adjacent to the West Branch DuPage River.
Wildlife from red foxes to American toads and ebony jewelwings call Burlington Park home as do state and regionally rare species including the brown creeper, American redstart, chimney swift, ovenbird and willow flycatcher. Great horned owls, red-tailed hawks, red-bellied woodpeckers and other birds breed here, and the river provides food and shelter for northern clearwater crayfish, giant floater mussels, smallmouth and largemouth bass, and nongame fish such as central stonerollers, stonecats, shorthead redhorses.
The gravel parking lot for Burlington Park is on Douglas Avenue.
You can explore Burlington Park's woodlands and view the West Branch DuPage River via footpaths that lead through the preserve.
The Forest Preserve District acquired Burlington Park in 1922. During the 1920s, 30s and 40s, the District employed landscape architect Chance Hill to oversee the landscape designs of nearly a dozen preserves, including Burlington Park.
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County offers scores of nature-related programs and activities for grownups, kids, families and groups year-round. Click below to register for programs, reserve shelters and campsites or purchase permits, and we'll see you soon!