|Alert: Construction to replace the toilet at the Dugdale parking lot will begin in late July. The current facility will be in operation until the new toilet is in place. Please exercise caution in this area.
Tucked into Lake County's most urban area is this island of green. A surprising array of birds, wildflowers and landscapes are found here, and the amenities are clean, safe and well-designed. The site also is home to the Greenbelt Cultural Center, a multi-purpose facility designed with help from the public. The Center hosts annual summer concerts, events, educational programs and other activities.
The preserve offers 5 miles of trails for hiking, 4 miles of trails for bicycling and cross-country skiing, and a 1-mile self-guided nature trail.
Teachers can enhance their classroom work with a field trip to Greenbelt. Environmental education and history programs emphasize fun and adventure, and let children take a hands-on approach to nature. Exclusive to Greenbelt is the Crane Chronicles program, in which fourth and fifth graders become newspaper reporters and investigate wild crane populations in Lake County.
Purchase Fresh Produce at Green Youth Farm of Lake County
Each summer, teens work at the Green Youth Farm of Lake County Farm Stand at Greenbelt to grow organic produce while learning about organic gardening skills, leadership, team-building and real-world job training. Offered in partnership with the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Purchase fresh produce at harvest stand days summer through fall.
Find other farmers markets in Lake County.