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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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Jun 01, 2020 02:07 PM

CLOSURES AND CANCELLATIONS RELATED TO COVID-19

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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Online Native Plant Sale

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. They’ve made the sun-loving, rain garden, and beneficial wildlife host species you’re looking for avail

 
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Ask An Educator

Got a burning question about Lake County history or nature? Our professional educators have the answer. Email your questions to AskAnEducator@LCFPD.org.

 
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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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Safety Tips

Protect Yourself Against Vehicle Break-ins

Safeguard against auto burglary. When property is left unlocked or in plain view, it invites trouble.​

 
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Golf Courses Prepare to Open for the Season

Three golf courses operated by the Forest Preserves will open gradually over the next three weeks in compliance with the state's stay-at-home order extension.

 
 
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