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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.
This expansive 18,500-square-foot venue is the perfect setting for any occasion, with both indoor and outdoor spaces.
Oct 26, 2020 08:00 AM
Get some evening exercise along designated solar-lit trails open until 9 pm, daily, Nov 1, 2020–Mar 14, 2021.
History and nature virtual field trips are now available!
Jun 22, 2020 01:45 PM
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
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.
On Monday, June 1, the Operations Committee approved the gradual reopening of five Dog Exercise Areas operated by the Lake County Forest Preserves starting next week with restrictions in place to comply with COVID-19 concerns.
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