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Public Invited to Comment on Plans for Blackwell, Greene Valley, and Waterfall Glen on June 11

Feedback will help shape plans for three popular forest preserves

The DuPage Forest Preserve District invites the public to provide feedback on proposed plans for Blackwell, Greene Valley and Waterfall Glen forest preserves at June 11 open houses at each of the preserves.

At the June 11 public sessions, District staff will share ideas for the three preserves and get public input on plans for recreational amenities, trails, natural resource restoration, facilities, and infrastructure at the preserves. The plans will result in a series of projects that will improve the natural environments of the preserves and modernize and increase access to popular recreational amenities.

9 – 11 a.m. Waterfall Glen trailhead lot on Northgate Road off Cass Avenue
12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Greene Valley parking lot on Greene Road south of 79th Street
3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Blackwell Silver Lake boat launch parking lot

An online survey is also available through June 24 at for anyone to view and provide comments on the plans.

After this stage, the Forest Preserve District will revise proposed plans and bring them back for one more opportunity for public feedback. The plans will then be revised before they go to the board of commissioners for a vote.

Once complete, the master plans will be important tools to guide the preserves’ development and serve as templates for master planning efforts at other DuPage forest preserves.

The District’s 2019 master plan calls for updating site-specific plans for each forest preserve. The updated plans will provide a roadmap for the preserves’ future development with suggested timeframes for projects that will help the District determine how to budget for capital projects and determine how these projects will affect overall operations.

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 6.2 million people visit its 60 forest preserves, 166 miles of trails, six education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, FacebookTwitter, Instagram and TikTok pages.