Old School Forest Preserve offers a convenient location, great fishing and miles of trails.
Shelter D provides the best access to the preserve's 12-acre lake, stocked and managed for fishing. The shelter area features an adjacent playfield and horseshoe pit. A playground is located nearby and is shared with all preserve visitors. Several miles of trails are accessible from this shelter, as is the countywide Des Plaines River Trail.
The public access facilities at this preserve were designed to be in harmony with the natural landscape. Picnic shelters and parking areas are tucked away.
To access this shelter, turn right into the parking lot after the playground parking area.
Preserves are open 6:30 am–sunset, daily. Find a sunset time for your desired date »
100: Shelter and surrounding area
90: Under the shelter roof
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