Glen Oak

The 6.29-acre Glen Oak Forest Preserve in Glen Ellyn features woods and a small prairie.


Natural Scene

Glen Oak contains restored prairies, reforested areas and floodplains and a variety of native sedges, rushes and knotweeds. It's home to several types of birds, including breeding great blue herons, American goldfinches and killdeer, and ecologists have spotted brown thrashers, sora rails and other rare birds here as well.


Driving Directions

Glen Oak is north of Route 53 and east of Spring Avenue. It does not have a parking lot.


In presettlement times, this small preserve was a prairie. The Forest Preserve District acquired most of the forest preserve in the mid-1980s and used a building at the site as its headquarters at one time.

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
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