This 374-acre Dunham Forest Preserve in Wayne features rolling prairies and wetlands and a tree-lined stream. 


Coming Soon

The Forest Preserve District is currently constructing a parking lot, overlook and trail at the preserve. and working to rehydrate the soil to re-create wetlands to return the natural hydrology to the preserve.


Natural Scene

Dunham is home to more than 270 different native plants as well as grassland and marsh birds, including rare northern harriers, dickcissels and grasshopper sparrows. 

Since 2008 the Wayne Area Conservancy Foundation has helped the Forest Preserve District fund, install and maintain more than 150 different types of of flowers and grasses on more than 135 acres of native short-grass prairie.


Driving Directions

Dunham is on the south side of Army Trail Road, 2.5 miles west of Route 59. It does not have a parking lot.


The Forest Preserve District acquired Dunham in 2006. Before then the land was primarily used for agriculture.

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!
Reserve Facility
Purchase Permit