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Lake County Forest Preserves | Preservation, Restoration, Education and Recreation


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Staff Directory

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Customer Service Locations

Although many everyday transactions can be handled on our website, such as picnic shelter reservations, Dog Park, equestrian and other permits—if you'd like to handle these things in person, our customer service staff will be happy to help at one of two convenient locations:

General Offices

1899 West Winchester Road, Libertyville IL 60048. Enter on Technology Way and make first left to parking area. Open 8 am–4:30 pm, weekdays. Phone 847-367-6640. Fax 847-367-6649. Map and directions »

Operations and Public Safety Facility

19808 West Grand Avenue, Lake Villa, IL 60046. Open 6:30 am–3 pm, weekdays. Operations phone 847-968-3411. Public Safety phone 847-968-3404. Operations fax 847-968-3116. Public Safety fax 847-968-3244. Map and directions »

Ryerson Woods Welcome Center

21950 North Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods, IL 60015. Open 9 am–5 pm, Tuesday–Saturday, 11 am–4 pm, Sundays. Restrooms only, Mondays. Phone 847-968-3320. Fax 847-367-6649. Map and directions »

These facilities are closed in observance of the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Preserve Safety

For emergencies, call 911. For nonemergency public safety issues, call our Ranger Police Department at 847-968-3404, or call the Lake County Sheriff's Department Dispatch at 847-549-5200 and ask to speak with a Ranger.

Preserve Hours

Most forest preserves are open 6:30 am–sunset, daily. Special hours apply at the golf courses, Dog Parks, Ryerson Woods, Lake County Discovery Museum, Greenbelt Cultural Center, Independence Grove and the Fox River Marina.

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