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Special Use Permits

A special use permit is required for any event held within the Lake County Forest Preserves beyond standard public use of a preserve. Types of events include charity, running/walking, cross-country runs, filming, for profit, etc. Picnics with an anticipated attendance of more than 500 or certain specified activities will require a special use permit. Please fill out the request form below to begin your permit process.

Special Use Permit Request Form

Please fill out the request form below to inquire about special use permits. If you are unable to fill out the form or would prefer to inquire over the phone, please contact Ryan Isom at 847-968-3484 or by email.

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EVENTS

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Feb
 
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Time:07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Learn about the natural history and special adaptations of coyotes and other wild canines in Lake County during this virtual program.
 
28
Feb

Virtual Program-Maple Tree Tapping

February 28, 2021 (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Join us virtually as we tap our Sugar Maple Trees at Ryerson Woods LIVE on Zoom. Learn a little about how trees work and the sweet science behind making real maple syrup.
 
1
Mar
 
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Learn the "sweet science" behind how trees make sap, and how we turn that sap into real maple syrup as you hike along this self-guided trail. Informational signs will be placed along a designated trail at Ryerson Woods for the entire month of March.
 
1
Mar

Self-Guided Program-Trivia Trails

March 01, 2021-March 31, 2021 (06:30 AM - 06:00 PM)
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Time:06:30 AM - 06:00 PM

You may be walking the trails anyway so why not learn a little bit while you're there? Or perhaps this will be a new trail for you. Signs with trivia questions ranging from history, natural history and site-specific information will be placed along a designated trail.
Answers available on-site after the final trivia sign or found at www.LCFPD.org/resources
 
3
Mar

Virtual Nature Club-Maple Syrup

March 03, 2021 (03:30 PM - 04:00 PM)
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Time:03:30 PM - 04:00 PM

Meet up after school virtually to learn about local nature with an experienced educator. Then put your knowledge to the test with "homework" that encourages you to explore these nature concepts in your backyard and beyond. New topic every month.
 
3
Mar
 
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Time:07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Starting native plants from seed can be challenging until you know the tricks to sparking germination. This virtual program will introduce you to a few basic seed-starting tricks.
 
4
Mar

Virtual Program-Book Club for Children

March 04, 2021 (03:30 PM - 04:15 PM)
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Time:03:30 PM - 04:15 PM

Join educators for this after-school book club to read "Antiracist Baby" and "Malcolm Little". This virtual club will include historical information, discussion questions, and activities
 
4
Mar

Virtual Program-Family Storytime

March 04, 2021 (06:00 PM - 06:45 PM)
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Time:06:00 PM - 06:45 PM

Put on your pajamas and gather virtually to hear diverse and inclusive stories such as "Antiracist Baby" and "Sing a Song: How 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' Inspired Generations" before bedtime. Interact with educators through discussion, songs, and activities.
 

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AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)

Need special accommodations? If you have a disability or require certain accommodations in order to observe or attend our meetings, programs or events, or have questions regarding accessibility of our facilities, please email or call our Americans With Disabilities Act coordinator at 847-968-3214.


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