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Stay informed about your Lake County Forest Preserves by reading the latest news items below.

Media Inquiries

Our Public Affairs division is happy to assist journalists and photo editors with stories, fact checks, photo requests, preserve tours and interviews with our experts. Members of the media may also subscribe to receive our news releases and photo opportunities via email.

Kim Mikus Croke, Communications Specialist, office 847-968-3202, cell 224-244-0583, email


Susan Hawkins, Public Affairs Manager, office 847-968-3207, cell 847-276-6540, email

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Blogs

We host two blogs, written by our professional staff, to help you learn about Lake County Nature and Lake County History.

 
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Virtual Field Trips Now Available

History and nature virtual field trips are now available!

 
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Picnics and Gatherings Prohibited in Forest Preserves

The Lake County Forest Preserves is asking preserve and trail visitors to continue following health and safety guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19 over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, traditionally the busiest time at the preserves.

 
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Jun 29, 2020 01:46 PM

COVID-19 Updates

Though most forest preserves and trails remain open, several facilities are closed and all in-person education programs, volunteer projects, and special events have been canceled or modified in response to ongoing COVID-19 concerns.

 
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Entering Phase 4

View news release with updated information on amenities and facilities that are currently open or closed due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns.

 
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Jun 22, 2020 01:45 PM

Route 45 Trail Connection Complete

The Lake County Forest Preserves announced the opening of a new community trail connection resulting from a successful partnership with the Village of Gurnee to provide safe and direct access to neighboring forest preserves and trails. This 0.4-mile

 
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Summer 2020 Horizons Magazine Available Online

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

 
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Preserve Restrooms Open

Now that our region is in Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan, certain public restrooms in the forest preserves will be opened as of Monday, June 15.

 
 
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