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Runyon Preserve
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Preservation

The 21-acre Runyon Preserve was acquired between 1934 and 2004.

The preserve is part of the Fiddyment Creek preservation system, which conserves nearly 300 acres of land.

Prior to the District's acquisition of the land, it was the American Legion's Legion Park. The preserve was named after local settler and Illinois and Michigan Canal visionary and advocate Armstead Runyon.

Natural Resources

Runyon Preserve protects forest habitat and a portion of Fiddyment Creek.

Wildlife found at the preserve includes the western chorus frog.

Amenities and Activities

Picnicking

Runyon Preserve offers one picnic shelter for rental, Runyon Shelter, with a permit capacity of 50 people. Learn more about picnic permits and fees.

Geocaching

Permits are available for geocaching at this preserve. Learn more about geocaching permits.
Runyon Preserve Picnic Shelter
Photograph Courtesy of Glenn P. Knoblock
Location
Runyon Preserve is located on Morgan Street, east of Hamilton Street in Lockport.

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