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Lake County Forest Preserves
Jun 24, 2019 09:11 AM

2019 Civil War Days is Canceled Due to Safety Concerns

Due to safety concerns, we are canceling the Civil War Days event scheduled for July 13 and 14, 2019.​

Lake County Forest Preserves
Jun 24, 2019 09:11 AM

We Maintain Decision Based on Safety Concerns

The Sheriff’s Office finding does not change our conclusion that the second cancellation was a prudent safety decision.

Green Youth Farm at Greenbelt
Green Youth Farm

Fresh Produce Available

Through early October, purchase organically grown produce from the Green Youth Farm, located in North Chicago.


Nearly 100 Blanding’s turtles released into Lake County wetlands

In 2010, the Forest Preserves instituted an official recovery program for this species. It includes a head-starting program where eggs are collected from the field and incubated. Hatchlings are then held in captivity beyond the point of extreme pre


Summer 2019 Horizons Magazine Available Online

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

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Dedicated Nature Preserves

We are looking to permanently protect some of our high-quality natural areas that have rare plants, animals by registering them into the Illinois Nature Preserves System.


Forest Preserves Filling Part-time, Temporary Positions

Looking to spend the summer outdoors in a beautiful, natural setting? We are in the process of hiring an array of temporary and part-time positions, from lifeguards to golf course attendants.

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