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Compassionate Friends of Northern Lake County

When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.

In 2007, when the Compassionate Friends of Northern Lake County was interested in creating a dedicated area for remembrance, they naturally turned to the Lake County Forest Preserves. We understand the restorative powers of nature. Engaging with the outdoors provides solace, reflection, and comfort for many and supports overall well-being and health.

We appreciate how much the Woodland Walk at Raven Glen Forest Preserve in Antioch has become a therapeutic respite for those who have lost a child, at any age, and from any type of death.

Visit the Woodland Walk

For bereaved families and friends looking to recognize their loved ones, you may add a commemorative nameplate on the existing boulder at the entrance to the Woodland Walk with a gift of $500, or you can dedicate benches, virtual trees, acres, or trails at any of the Lake County Forest Preserves sites.

Your gift helps maintain the trail, providing critical support to manage the landscape.

The Woodland Walk is a partnership between: