Hickory Grove

The 31-acre Hickory Grove Forest Preserve in Lisle is an undeveloped natural area. Formerly part of the Seven Bridge Golf Club, this diverse and variable oak woodland hosts a small ephemeral stream and is rich in the number of plant species that thrive here.


Natural Scene

Hickory Grove is a variable oak woodland with a small ephemeral stream that hosts a rich diversity of native plant and animals, including Cooper’s hawks, great horned owls, red-headed woodpeckers, tufted titmice, wood thrushes and tiger swallowtail butterflies..


Driving Directions

Hickory Grove is tucked in a residential area northwest of Route 53 and Hobson Road. It does not have a parking lot.


In presettlement times, Hickory Grove was wooded. The Woodridge Golf Course ran a fairway through the middle and east side of today's preserve from some time before 1939 until 1988, when the Forest Preserve District purchased the property. 

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!
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