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Dec 01, 2016 10:00 AM

DPRT Challenge Accepted!

Thanks to everyone who supported our Challenge to travel the entire 31.4-mile Des Plaines River Trail. The Challenge is over, but there’s still time to turn in your log and collect your prizes.

Nov 30, 2016 08:30 AM

Current Winter Sports Updates

Check here for current status (open/closed) of winter sports and activities, or call our winter sports hotline at 847-968-3235 for current trail, snow and ice conditions.

Nov 30, 2016 08:30 AM

2017 Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Browse available camps. Enroll online.

Nov 28, 2016 09:00 AM

Holiday Tree Recycling

Donated trees are chipped and used for preserve trails and landscaping.

Lakewood Dog Park
Nov 22, 2016 09:00 AM

2017 Annual Permits

Annual permits for dog parks, horse trails and more are now on sale.

Lake County Forest Preserves
Nov 17, 2016 09:00 AM

Holiday Hours

Our customer service offices and some facilities will be closed in observance of upcoming holidays. ​

Nov 15, 2016 09:00 AM

Hike and Read Along the Trail at Ryerson

Head to Ryerson Woods in Riverwoods to take part in self-guided storybook reading while you hike.

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