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Volunteer at the Greenbelt Cultural Center
Set within the native landscape of Greenbelt Forest Preserve, this community gathering place expresses the relationship between culture and the natural world through festivals, plays, concerts, and nature education and history programs. The trails around the Center lead to an interpretive nature pond and link to additional preserve trails.
The building also offers exceptional indoor and outdoor spaces, including two classrooms, a divisible multi-purpose room, and an outdoor amphitheater. Large windows offer panoramic views of the surrounding natural setting. Facility rental inquiries please call 847-968-3477, or email Greenbelt@LCFPD.org.
A variety of programs and events celebrating Lake County’s rich cultural diversity and natural world are offered here year-round. Subscribe to our e-newsletter or follow us on Twitter to stay informed.
Fun and educational opportunities are offered in the form of classes, camps, music, plays, and performances.
For questions, please call 847-968-3477, or send an email to Greenbelt@LCFPD.org.
The long-held dream of a community gathering place was first given life by a voter-approved referendum. An advisory committee of residents, government officials and local leaders oversaw the development of the Cultural Center to meet such goals as bringing people and nature together, providing a venue where everyone can enjoy and learn about the arts and the environment, and offering a place where the community and businesses can host meetings and special celebrations.
The Greenbelt Cultural Center opened in June 2000 through support of the community and assistance from corporate partners Abbott Laboratories and Grainger. An extensive building expansion was completed in 2011.
The Cultural Center is located within Greenbelt Forest Preserve, which provides year-round outdoor recreation. The prairies, rolling hills, oak forest, marshes and lake make the preserve perfect for evening strolls, afternoon barbecues, cross-country skiing and other activities.
The entrance to the Cultural Center is on the east side of Green Bay Road (Route 131), between 10th and 14th streets, south of Route 120 (Belvidere Road).
For access to trails and fishing on the east side of Greenbelt Forest Preserve, use the Dugdale Road parking lot.
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