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Kim Mikus Croke, Communications Specialist, office 847-968-3202, cell 224-244-0583, email
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Apr 28, 2021 12:53 PM
We've been awarded the AAA bond rating by Moody’s Investors Service, the highest rating possible, in recognition of our strong long-term financial planning.
Pardon our dust––new website coming soon! During our switchover, if you have trouble purchasing permits or products, registering for events, or if receive error messages, please call us at 847-367-6640 or email ForestPreserves@LCFPD.org. Learn more >
Old School Shelter A
Apr 09, 2021 06:00 PM
Picnic shelter reservations for 2021 will begin on Thursday, April 29 at 10 am. Due to COVID-19, maximum capacity is limited to 100 people. Groups may not exceed a shelter's posted capacity.
Fox River Marina
Apr 07, 2021 09:00 AM
The marina is open for the season with 169 slips, a four-lane public launch, and secure indoor storage available.
Apr 01, 2021 05:00 PM
Check out our newest issue of Horizons, with a special illustrated feature on fishing in your preserves.
Mar 31, 2021 11:30 AM
You don’t even have to "leaf" home to buy the plants you love. Our partners at Possibility Place Nursery will ship them straight to your doorstep.
Feb 12, 2021 04:13 PM
Read about a trail extension and tunnel we're building to connect Raven Glen and Ethel's Woods.
Nov 13, 2020 01:46 PM
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.
Oct 29, 2020 06:06 AM
This expansive 18,500-square-foot venue is the perfect setting for any occasion, with both indoor and outdoor spaces.
History and nature virtual field trips are now available!
Help support the Dunn Museum! Purchase a Dryptosaurus t-shirt while supplies last, and buy gift cards for family and friends.
Apr 24, 2020 02:12 PM
Each of us is living through a significant moment in history. The Dunn Museum is documenting the impact of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Apr 03, 2020 07:24 AM
As the Lake County Forest Preserves continues to follow social distancing requirements and the state's stay-at-home order, committee meetings will be held remotely by video and audio conferencing.
Before heading out, check the current status of trail underpasses. Also find construction alerts, preserve improvement projects and controlled burn sites.
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