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ALL PUBLIC BUILDINGS, RESTROOMS, PLAYGROUNDS AND DOG EXERCISE AREAS ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Preserves will remain open 6:30 am to sunset, but there will not be normal, regularly scheduled maintenance. Please pack it in, pack it out. Follow CDC guidelines for safe social distancing.

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Duck Farm



Address

21201 West Grand Avenue
Lake Villa, IL 60046

Hours

6:30 am–sunset, daily.

Maps

Preserve Map

Acreage

357 acres

Activities

Dog Park

Duck Farm is named for the well-known duck farm that once operated on this property. While there are no trails here, the preserve features scenic wetlands, and one of our popular off-leash Dog Parks. An annual or daily permit and a dog are required for entry.

History

In 1911, the Weber family started a duck farm at this site. At the height of its operation, more than 50,000 ducks resided on the farm. We acquired the property in 1989.

The Natural Scene

Duck Farm offers scenic countryside and a safe haven for a variety of waterfowl and wildlife. The preserve features gently sloping topography dotted with dense woodlands and expansive prairies. Slough Lake is tucked within the preserve. A section of the preserve also connects to neighboring Sand Lake.

Location

The parking lot at this site is for Dog Park access only. An annual or daily permit and a dog are required for entry to the Dog Park.

PHOTOS

 
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News

EVENTS

9
Apr

Connecting Kids with Nature

April 09, 2020 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
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CANCELED 
 
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CANCELED
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Time:10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Unite kids with nature through outdoor exploration. Along the way, learn the benefits of nature play.
 
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