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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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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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Fall 2020 Horizons Magazine

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

 
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Virtual Field Trips Now Available

History and nature virtual field trips are now available!

 
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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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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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Dog Parks to Open in Phases

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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Virtual Education Programs Available

An array of virtual nature and history programs, summer camps, school field trips, and digital resources are available.

 
 
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