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Trail closures due to flooding

7/17/2017 4:13:00 PM
Some trails and preserves are closed due to flooding. Please check the interactive map for more details.


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Jul 17, 2017 04:13 PM

Trail closures due to flooding

Some trails and preserves are closed due to flooding. Please check the interactive map for more details. ​

Green Youth Farm at Greenbelt
Green Youth Farm
Jun 05, 2017 11:59 PM

Fresh Produce Available

Through early October, purchase organically grown produce from the Green Youth Farm, located in North Chicago.


Pokémon Go in the Preserves

Use our interactive map to help you "Catch 'em all" during Pokémon Go Adventure Week.

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Summer 2017 Horizons Magazine Available Online

Check out our newest issue of Horizons, with news, education programs, events and more.

Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve
May 09, 2017 03:00 PM

Fort Sheridan Public Access Improvements

A resolution awarding a contract for construction of public access improvements within Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve was approved at the May 9, 2017, meeting of the Lake County Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners.

Lake County Forest Preserves
Apr 22, 2017 09:00 PM

General Offices Lobby Renovation

Starting Monday, May 1, the main entrance will be temporarily closed through early fall, as renovations get underway for the new Museum. Please enter on the north side of the building.

Apr 17, 2017 11:00 AM

Summer Music Series at Independence Grove

Our Events in the Plaza outdoor concerts are Tuesdays at 7:30 pm, June 13 through August 8. No concert on July 4. No rain dates. Café open until 9 pm. To help offset concert costs, there is an entrance fee of $6 per car after 5 pm on event nights.

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