Pioneer Park Forest Preserve in Naperville is a 18-acre floodplain forest along the West Branch DuPage River, which offers great places to fish.
Several state and regionally rare species rely on Pioneer Park for habitat, including belted kingfishers, American redstarts, yellow-billed cuckoos, red-headed woodpeckers, ovenbirds, and breeding Cooper’s hawks, downy woodpeckers, and white-breasted nuthatches. Ecologists have identified beavers, coyotes, American toads, water and queen snakes, and a variety of freshwater mussels and aquatic invertebrates at the forest preserve as well.
Pioneer Park is at the intersection of Washington Street and Hobson Road. The parking lot is on Washington Street.
The West Branch DuPage River is home to smallmouth and largemouth bass, crappie, and channel catfish.
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!